Talk amongst yourselves.
The book is available; people are reading. Next, they can gather in groups to discuss what they've read.
The New Rochelle Public Library's Big Read selection—Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories—will be the subject of four book discussion groups through the month of October.
Copies of the book can be checked out for free at the library's registration desk, or it can be purchased for $5. The book is available in Spanish or English.
The book discussions are as follows:
- Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Amiel Wohl will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served. Call 914-632-8254 to reserve a space.
- Romita Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This drop-in discussion will be lead by J. Manuel Gomez, PhD., assistant professor of Spanish, Foreign Language Department.
- Sisterhood of Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Ave., Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. The event will include a performance by the Big Read Readers Theater Troupe, a historical perspective and refreshments.
- Sound Shore Medical Center, 23 Washington Ave., Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Held in the Fesjian Pavilion (opposite St. Gabriel's Church), this discussion will be bilingual (English/Spanish). Free parking is available in the medical center's Physician's Lot, and refreshments will be served.
The library received a grant of $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a Big Read project in the city. It was one of 78 nonprofit organizations chosen to receive the grant in 2012-13.