Clubs & Groups

Book Clubs

A limited number of copies of each book are available for checkout at the library for book club participants approximately four weeks before the next meeting.

Bookmarks Book Club

Bookmarks is a book club for readers who want to read across a wide variety of genres. Consider this a reading adventure with new treasures to be discovered.

Meets every 1st Tuesday at 1:30 pm in our Conference Room.

Contact: Pam Gottheld

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 2. Click here to register.

Connect with the Classics Book Club

A new book discussion about old books.

Meets every 4th Monday at 6:30 pm in our Conference Room.

Contact: Lorie Finger

Next meeting: Monday, May 22. Attend in person or click here for a Zoom link.

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

A book club for lovers of mysteries!

Meets every 4th Monday at 10:15 am in our Conference Room.

Contact: Pam Gottheld

Next meeting: Monday, May 22.

Thrills & Chills Book Club

A book club for readers who love thrillers and horror novels!

Meets every 4th Thursday at 6:30 pm in our Conference Room.

Contact: Laura Major

Next meeting: Thursday, April 27. Click here to register.

Do you want to start a book club? Do you need to find your next book club selection? We can help! We can set your book club up with its own library card, help you find a book, order the book and keep the books on our hold shelf until your book club members are ready to pick them up. Our librarians can consult with you on book quantities and availability of potential book club picks. Call (315) 682-6400 for more information.

Try some of our readers advisory tools for book club selection ideas and book discussion questions. BookBrowse and NoveList are both available with your library card.

Language & Writing Groups

ESOL English for speakers of other languages

English Learning for Adults (ESOL Classes)

Know someone who needs help with English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)? Practice and build your English skills for free with our weekly ESOL class! Adults of all nationalities and skill levels are welcome.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Registration is not required.

See calendar here.

Contact: Laura Major

Tween Writing Box

Come and grow your creative writing skills with Miss Anna. Ages 9-13.

Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm. Registration is required.

Contact: Phoenix Merritt


Manlius Library Writers Group

Join other writers to share your work, get feedback, talk about your practice, share news, and more.  All genres and experience levels are welcome! 

Meets every Thursday at 3:30 pm in our Conference Room.

Contact: Zack Stvan

Other Groups

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Great Decisions

In this distinguished program from the Foreign Policy Association, read a short chapter from the Briefing Book, then join others for a facilitated discussion. For lovers of foreign policy and issues of diplomacy.

Meets Wednesdays at 10:30 am in our Community Room, with an option to attend virtually.

Our 2023 season has come to an end. Please stay tuned for 2024!

Contact: Lorie Finger