Adult Programs

BOOK GROUPS
The Library currently supports and hosts several book groups. If you would like information about current groups, or if you are interested in starting a new group, contact Janice Robbins at jrobbins@wlsmail.org

Need help choosing a title for your group to read – try this website.

 

 

The Common App & College Visits

The Common App & College Visits

Tuesday, September 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lisa Nelson and David Means from Dunbar Educational Consultants will
discuss the value of college campus visits and how to make the most of
them.  They will also give you tips on the Common Application. Whether you are a rising senior or an underclassman, you will find this conversation helpful.
Registration required, call the library or signup online.

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Fox Read: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" Literary Discussion

Fox Read: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” Literary Discussion

Wednesday, September 25

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Literary discussion with BCSD English teachers Paul Cullagh, Rhonda Doctor, and David Albano.

Mysteries and Journey Stories:
Is Christopher a Sherlock Holmes? One type of literature the novel fits into is the mystery novel. What mysteries does he solve? Another genre is the journey narrative. How does Christopher’s journey compare to other well-known literary journeys or our own journeys? These ideas, issues and themes will be discussed. However, the discussion will not be restricted to these topics. Participants are invited to discuss any relevant topics of interest.

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Life Sketches-New Program!

Life Sketches-New Program!

Friday, October 4

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired to create narrative nonfiction, fiction or poetry.
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Life Sketches-New Program!

Life Sketches-New Program!

Friday, October 11

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired to create narrative nonfiction, fiction or poetry.
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Fox Read: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" and Autism

Fox Read: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” and Autism

Wednesday, October 16

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With Special Education teacher Claire McDonnell.

We will focus on the novel by asking: How does Christopher perceive the world? How his manner of thinking, communicating and/or use of language support or hinder his navigation of the world? How do Christopher’s deficits and skills create or complicate the situations he finds himself in?
We will also use the novel to discuss autism by asking: What is autism? And how does it impact the way in which a person experiences the world? What are the differences or the range of abilities within this population of people? What is the difference between a person with Asperger’s as compared to a person with autism? Our discussion is not limited to these topics. Participants are invited to discuss relevant topics of interest.

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Life Sketches-New Program!

Life Sketches-New Program!

Friday, October 18

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired to create narrative nonfiction, fiction or poetry.
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Canasta for Beginners

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesday, October 22

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This four week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and
strategy to playing Canasta. Through open and supervised games, students
learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it. At the end of the series
students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game with friends on
their own.
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Life Sketches-New Program!

Life Sketches-New Program!

Friday, October 25

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired to create narrative nonfiction, fiction or poetry.
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Canasta for Beginners

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesday, October 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This four week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and
strategy to playing Canasta. Through open and supervised games, students
learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it. At the end of the series
students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game with friends on
their own.
Register Online

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Life Sketches-New Program!

Life Sketches-New Program!

Friday, November 1

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired to create narrative nonfiction, fiction or poetry.
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Canasta for Beginners

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesday, November 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This four week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and
strategy to playing Canasta. Through open and supervised games, students
learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it. At the end of the series
students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game with friends on
their own.
Register Online

More information

Canasta for Beginners

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesday, November 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This four week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and
strategy to playing Canasta. Through open and supervised games, students
learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it. At the end of the series
students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game with friends on
their own.
Register Online

More information

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