Colonie Library to Host Beer & Book Club at Local Bars

Colonie Library to Host Beer & Book Club at Local Bars

Ever want to join a book club but wanted it to be at a more lively place than what you’ve seen on television? The William K. Sanford Library is taking a page out of a new national trend and pairing beer with a new book.

The William K. Sanford Library is bringing a twist on the well-known book club trend by adding a change in atmosphere and beer. Their newly developed Beer & Book Club will be starting on January 14th, according to Spotlight News. This isn’t a new concept. Libraries across the country are adopting this new trend to bring the idea of book clubs to a younger generation.

Millennials are one of the largest demographics utilizing the library but they couldn’t figure out a way to involve them more in reading – until now. There are a couple of ground rules. You must let Peggy Mello, head of adult information services at the Colonie library, that you will be attending so that they’ll get enough seats. Also, there will always be separate checks. You must also be comfortable with the theme of the book which may include racy language and acceptance of all sexual orientations.

The first book on the list is “Running with Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs. The book club will meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 110 Grill at 664 New Loudon Road from 7:00pm-8:00pm. According to Wikipedia, “the book tells the story of Burroughs’s bizarre childhood life after his mother, a chain-smoking aspiring poet, sent him to live with her psychiatrist.”

February’s book is “Are you there Vodka? It’s me Chelsea,” from Chelsea Handler on Tuesday, February 11th at BJ’s Brewhouse on Central Avenue. The goal is to meet the second Tuesday of each month and though Mello has some ideas, she is open to suggestions. Anyone wanting more information can contact the library at 518-810-0314.



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