DELOOZE: Let’s read and talk — again

Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013
By Leslie DeLooze For Daily News |

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, is hosting one of the upcoming author talks for “A Tale for Three Counties” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Peter Troy, author of “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You,” will talk about his writing and will sign copies of his book afterwards.

This is the 11th year of this “community reads” project that covers Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. And at 11 years, it is one of the longest-running programs of this kind in the United States.  Local readers have been supportive of the project, but we are always looking to encourage new readers and participants.  If you haven’t attended an author talk before, I highly recommend giving it a try — even if you haven’t read the book yet.  I’m sure that you will be inspired to do so after hearing Troy speak.

We have worked hard to get the book out to readers, and we own multiple copies in print, audio, downloadable eBook and audio formats.  However, we have been waiting impatiently for 12 large print copies to arrive.  They are in a delivery truck somewhere between the publisher and us. Because we and the other libraries in our three counties have requested this book in large print, Thorndike Press has rushed this title to publication.  It’s pretty impressive that our small corner of the country has some influence in the publishing world!

Book discussions at libraries for “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You” continue through Wednesday, March 6, and a schedule of discussions is available at  Books are available for purchase at public libraries and will be at the author events also.

Several other activities will take place at Richmond Memorial Library during March.  They include:

• Wednesday, March 6 at 7:45 a.m. — Adult Book Discussion Group meets to discuss “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You.” Refreshments served.

• Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. — “Trivium,” a trio of musicians perform songs, melodies and poems from Ireland and Scotland

• Mondays, March 11 and March 25 at 6:30 p.m. — Lego Club for children ages 6 and older.  Registration required.

• Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. — “No Blarney,” traditional Irish music with Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard.

• Saturdays, March 16, 23 at 10:30 a.m. — American Girl Programs featuring the new American Girl Caroline and the American Girl of the Year Saige.  Crafts and activities for ages 6 and older.  Registration required.

• Story Times for toddlers, preschoolers and families start on March 19.  Registration is required.

• Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. — Reel Discussions will feature the Academy Award-winning movie “Argo.”

• Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. — Evening Adult Book Discussion Group will discuss “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett.

More information is available at the library, at and the library’s Facebook page.

Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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