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NYPL Monthly Book Group Meet up

Short Classics Book Discussion (Adults) - Join us for our monthly short classics book discussion held on the second Friday of the month from 2-3pm. 

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (1946) -  A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government. A bleak, but thought-provoking, dystopian classic.
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (1966) - When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization. An intricate and darkly humorous modern classic.
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925) - During one day of arranging for her party, Mrs. Dalloway remembers her youth, considers the crushing effects of the Great War, and reexamines her marriage. A stylistically-complex modern classic with a stream-of-consciousness narrative.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (1958) - The tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City. A quirky and bittersweet character-driven classic. 
  • War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (1898) -  The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?
Earlier Event: May 10
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Later Event: May 12
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