2021 CNY Reads Events

All CNY Reads events are free and open to the public. Many of our book discussions are hosted by public libraries. One need not be a patron of the host library to register and participate in its book discussion.

It is beneficial to read the book before attending a discussion but it is not required that you do so. The Onondaga County Public Library has made arrangements for unlimited copies of Finding Dorothy to be available as an ebook.  If you are not registered to check out ebooks, do so at onlib.org.  Call the library if you have any questions or issues pertaining to checking out a book.

January 19 (Tuesday)    Zoom Book Discussion    9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

      Zoom Host: Baldwinsville Public Library
    All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom with Baldwinsville

      Library's "Books for Breakfast" Book Group. Pre-registration is required on the library's

      Events Calendar in order to receive the Zoom link.

February 9 (Tuesday)     Zoom Book Discussion     2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Upstate Oasis

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom hosted by Upstate

      Oasis. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Register at

      https://upstate.oasisnet.org.

February 11 (Thursday)     Zoom Book Discussion     7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M 

      Zoom Hosts: Petit Branch and Soule Branch Libraries 

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom hosted by Petit

      Branch Library and Soule Branch Library . Pre-registration is required in order to

      receive the Zoom link. Register on the www.onlib.org website (Onondaga County

      Public Library), either on the main page or under the Events tab.  Additionally,

      people can register by calling Petit Branch Library at 315-435-3636. 

February 18 (Thursday)     Zoom Book Discussion     7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Baldwinsville Public Library   

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom hosted by the

      Baldwinsville Public Library. Pre-registration is required on the library's Events Calendar

      in order to receive the Zoom link.

February 23 (Tuesday)     Zoom Film Discussion: Judy     2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Upstate Oasis

      All are welcome to a free discussion of the film Judy via Zoom hosted by Upstate Oasis.

      Renée Zelwegger won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a troubled Judy Garland

      when she arrives in London for a series of concerts in 1968.  Participants are encouraged

      to view the film on their own prior to the discussion. It can be borrowed from your local

      library and is available on these streaming platforms: Prime, Hulu, and Epix. Pre-registration

      is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Register at https://upstate.oasisnet.org.

February 24 (Wednesday)     Zoom Book Discussion     7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
     Zoom Host: Maxwell Memorial Library

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom with Maxwell Library's

      "Maxwell Reads" Book Group. Pre-registration is required on the library's Events Calendar in

      order to receive the Zoom link.

March 4 (Thursday)    A Conversation with Elizabeth Letts     6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Syracuse Stage

      Syracuse Stage and CNY Reads invite you to join us for a discussion of Finding

      Dorothy with author Elizabeth Letts. This free program is part of Syracuse Stage's

      "Syracuse Stories" series. Joann Yarrow, the Stage's Director of Community

      Engagement and Education, along with CNY Reads Chairperson Wendy Davenport

      and CNY Reads Board member Alan NaPier, will speak with Elizabeth Letts about

      her novel and the research behind it. Viewers can submit their questions and

      comments via the Chat. Pre-registration with Syracuse Stage is required to receive
      the Zoom link.

     

March 9 (Tuesday)     Zoom Book Discussion     6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL)

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom hosted by the

      NOPL. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Register by

      contacting Alissa at aborelli@nopl.org.

  

March 23     The Wonderful Women of Oz     7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

      Zoom Host: Liverpool Public Library

      Sue Boland, will deliver her presentation "The Wonderful Women of Oz," a program

      looking at the influence women had on Frank Baum's life and writing. His wife Maud

      Gage Baum and her mother Matilda Joslyn Gage were two women who had a major

      impact on his life and his words. Pre-registration is required on the library's Events

      Calendar in order to receive the Zoom link.

       Ms. Boland serves as Local Historian for the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social

       Justice Dialogue located in Fayetteville. Sue has studied all aspects of Matilda Joslyn

       Gage's life and work for many years. Among her many Oz projects, Sue curated the

       first exhibit of L. Frank Baum photographs, led walking tours of Gage's and Baum's

       Fayetteville neighborhood, and created a driving tour of Central New York sites for a

       national convention of the International Wizard of Oz Club.

March 25 (Thursday)     Zoom Book Discussion     11:00 A.M. - Noon

      Zoom Host: Liverpool Public Library

      All are welcome to a free discussion of Finding Dorothy via Zoom hosted by the

      Liverpool Public Library. Pre-registration is required on the library's Events

      Calendar in order to receive the Zoom link. The discussion is part of the library's

      Thursday Morning Book Klatch.