You are here

Events - Book Group Meetings

World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Franz Kafka
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, May 08, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Emma Lathen
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Renata Adler
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Margery Allingham
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:45pm
by William Shakespeare
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Julian Barnes
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Castle

by Franz Kafka

A protagonist known only as K. arrives in a village governed by a mysterious bureaucracy operating in a nearby castle.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, May 08, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A Shark Out of Water

by Emma Lathen

Wall Street banker-cum-sleuth extraordinaire John Putnam Thatcher finds himself caught in an international investment scandal, this time involving a quasi-government commission to modernize the Kiel Canal.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

A House and Its Head

by Ivy Compton-Burnett

This book casually pokes fun at the art of idle gossip while exploring gender struggles and the family dynamic. The New York Review of Books says,

The long, endlessly surprising conversational duels at the center of Compton-Burnett's works are confrontations between the unspoken and the unspeakable, and in them the dynamics of power and desire are dramatized as nowhere else.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

Speedboat

by Renata Adler

Jen Fain is a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Party guests, taxi drivers, brownstone dwellers, professors, journalists, presidents, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Tiger in the Smoke

by Margery Allingham

Meg Elginbrodde's wedding plans with millionaire Geoffrey Levett stop dead when she begins receiving snapshots of a man who could be her husband - if he hadn't been killed at war five years before...

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

Richard II

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Richard II presents a momentous struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke. Richard is the legitimate king; he succeeded his grandfather, King Edward III, after the earlier death of his father Edward, the Black Prince. Yet Richard is also seen by many as a tyrant...

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Noise of Time

by Julian Barnes

In 1936, Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, executed on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children—and all who are still alive themselves hang in the balance of his fate.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.