May 31, 2023

Lansingburgh Books & Activities for May 2023

In honor of “Global Parents Day” on June 1st, Michael Gregg from Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh branch recommends four novels that present different takes on families. “French Exit: A Tragedy of Manners” (Patrick deWitt, 2018)is a “hilarious novel” about a woman and her son; “The Nest” (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, 2016) is a “zany take on family squabbles”; “The Good Father” (Noah Hawley, 2012) explores a father dealing with a son who tries to assasinate a president, weaving both psychological drama and history tidbits on assasinations; and “News of the World” (Paulette Jiles, 2016; filmed in 2021 featuring Tom Hanks) explores a post-Civil War story of how a traveling newsreader bonds with a girl he is entrusted with returning to her family. Library activities discussed include a new seed library, the annual summer reading program, Thursday “Shorts Out Loud” events ocmbining music and a read-aloud short story, and more. For more details on books and activities, visit To find other libraries in New York State, see Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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