People that join a book club usually have similar motivations.

They want the challenge of reading a book that they might not have thought to read. They want to meet other readers and are interested in their reaction. And, time just goes so quickly so that a monthly meeting is a reminder to complete a book.

The Syracuse Library is offering three book clubs during the second week of September. At 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Turkey Creek Readers talk about Florida in the 1970’s. Playwright and author Phillip DePoy is working on a series with a different take on Florida-crazy with Cold Florida.

Children have book clubs that meet on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Older kids meet on the first Tuesday and younger kids in kindergarten thr-ough second grade meet on the second Tuesday. The first book is “Nate the Great.” Teen Book Club is forming with a first meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 13. They are meeting in the teen area.

Have You Noticed?

The Syracuse Library has some new programming options this fall. Young children are divided into a preK through kindergarten story time on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. with hands-on science exploration.

Babies and toddlers meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. to learn about farms and farm animals.


A decluttering support group had a good start this August and is scheduled to meet several times this fall. The next meeting is from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendance is open to anyone that wants to drop in.

Chess For Everyone

Chess for all ages meets to play games Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the teen area. Players are welcome to bring their board.

Cooking Club

A cooking club is starting and meeting for the first time at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The group is called the Magnolia Cooking Club with the first meeting a carry-in with recipe sampling from the book. Future times will cover different food topics.

Bus Trip

The bus trip to Grand Rapids for the first weekend of ArtPrize and a stop at the Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park ties together the connection of science and art.

Tickets to ride the bus are on sale for $35. The trip is on Sept. 22. Everyone is invited to a free program about sculpture and science on at 6 p.m. Sept. 17.