Seymour Library is kicking off its participation in CNY Reads this week with live music - and, naturally, lots of books!
CNY Reads is a community reading project that encourages people to read the same book at the same time, then come together to discuss it and enjoy events. This year's book selection is "The Tortilla Curtain," by T. C. Boyle. It examines the immigration debate through the eyes of two couples who live in close proximity but occupy different worlds.
The library is hosting its first CNY Reads event Friday, Feb. 1, with live music by Ithaca classical guitarist Matthew Ocone. He will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ocone specializes in the music of Latin America. The concert coincides with First Friday in Auburn. The library is open until 8 p.m. for First Friday, and all library services are available.
Also coming up in February: a discussion of "The Tortilla Curtain" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, and genealogy workshops through the month: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, and at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
Many libraries in Onondaga County are hosting events as well. Link to the CNY Reads event calendar to learn more.
Seymour Library has multiple copies of "The Tortilla Curtain" available. Read it and let us know what you think of it.