Understanding Shakespeare: “Midsummer’s Night Dream”

Thursdays, May 31st – June 28th at 6:30 pm
Main Library
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This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of Midsummer Night’s Dream will be available at the circulation desk.

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Book Discussion Group: Main Library

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Mondays at 6:30 pm
Main Library

A monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • April 2nd: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  • May 14th: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
  • June 4th: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • No July Meeting
  • Aug 6th: Revolution Song by Russell Shorto
  • September 10th: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Ask for a copy at the desk.

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Book Discussion Group: Lansingburgh Branch

Tuesdays at 6:15 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Pile of booksA monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • April 17th – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • May 15th – The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • June 26th – Fall of the Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • July 17th – Benediction by Kent Haruf
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