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 7.

Historically Speaking Book Club

Historically Speaking is our brand new book club for readers who want to explore historical fiction and non-fiction.

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

Contact: Michelle Calupca

Next meeting: Monday, April 22.

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

A book club for lovers of mysteries!

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

Contact: Pam Gottheld

Next meeting: Monday, April 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 25.

Tween Snack Attack Book Club

A book club for readers ages 9-13, where we will discuss a book and enjoy a tasty snack! Participants will receive a free book to keep.

Meets every 1st Monday at 4 pm in our Story Time Room.

Contact: Windy Cardarelli

Next meeting: Monday, April 15. Click here to sign up!

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

Free English Classes for Adults (ESOL)

EVENING AND MORNING CLASSES AVAILABLE

Do you or someone you know need help learning English? Practice and build your English skills for free with our free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes! Adults of all nationalities and skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required.

Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm & Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. (Please double check calendar in case of cancellations or changes.)

Contact: Laura Major

Typewriter

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 Thursdays at 3 pm and the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2 pm.

Contact: Zack Stvan

Tween Writer’s Box

Come and grow your creative writing skills with Miss Anna! For ages 9-13.

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Registration is required. Click here to view calendar and sign up.

Contact: Windy Cardarelli

Words on Stage

Words on Stage is a gathering of local writers and performers to make words come alive through live stage readings in a casual setting. But you don’t have to participate to attend – audience members are always welcome!

Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.

Submit your work or inquiry to afrost@manliuslibrary.org.

Contact: Anna Frost

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.

Registration for the 2024 season has closed. Stay tuned for next season!

Contact: Laura Major

Manlius Teen Council

Join together and let your voice be heard! Build your resume, give back to the community, share ideas, and get free pizza. Grades 9+.

Meets the 2nd Thursdays of the month from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Story Time Room (during school months).

Click here to download application.

Contact: Phoenix Merritt