The LOFT Book Club is an open group which meets monthly to discuss different LGBT literary selections.
From Pulp Fiction to Queer Literature, The LOFT’s Book Club is your way of keeping up on the latest in LGBT literature, while finally getting to those better-known genre pieces you haven’t gotten around to reading.
The LOFT Book Club is presented by The LOFT Library & David Bohnett Cyber Center.
The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.
Next Meeting: Tuesday July 18 Jodi Picoult Sing You Home
Like her other books, Sing You home by Jodi Picoult grapples with hot button issues. Zoe finds healing relief in music therapy and the friendship, then romantic love with Vanessa. After Zoe and Vanessa, now married, decide to have a baby, they realize they must join battle with Zoe's ex husband Max. who objects on both religious and financial grounds.
August 15 Bette Greene The Drowning of Stephan Jones
Hate. It's the farthest feeling from sixteen-year-old Carla Wayland's mind. She can't believe people would persecute others just because they are different. But she isn't about to worry about the injustice surrounding her because she's in love with handsome and popular Andy Harris. Although raised to act on her ethical beliefs, Carla finds that her enchantment with Andy makes her a silent partner in his hate campaign and harassment of gay couple Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery.
September 19 Omar El Akkad American War
An audacious and powerful debute novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle of a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
Previous 2017 Book Club Selections:
January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
February 2017, The Mothers by Brit Bennett
March 2017, The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich
Previous 2016 Book Club Selections:
January 2016, The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart
February 2016, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 2016, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
April, 2016, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (a graphic novel)
May 2016, The Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 1
June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 2
July & August, 2016, Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden
September 2016, HOWL by Allen Ginsberg
October 2016, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
November 2016, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
December 2016 and January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara
Past Years’ Book Club Selections:
January 2013 Book choice: Red Tent by Anita Diamant
February: 2013 Book choice: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March 2013 Book choice: Further Tales of the City by Amisteam Maupin
April 2013 Book Choice: Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
May 2013 Book Choice: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
June 2013 Book Choice: Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
July 2013 Book Choice: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
August 2013 Book Choice: Every Woman’s Dream by Leslea Newman
September 2013 Book Choice: Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer
October 2013 Book Choice: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
November 2013 Book Choice: We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker
December 2013 Book Choice: I, Tina: My Own Story by Tina Turner
January 2014 Book Choice: Family Affair by Saxon Bennett
February 2014 Book Choice: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
April 2014 Book Choice: And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
May 20, 2014: The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates
June 17, 2014: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
July 15, 2014: Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham
August 2014 Book Selection: Are You My Mother by Allison Bechdel
September 2014 Book Selection: Annabel by Kathleen Winter
January 2015: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
March 2015: Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker
April 2015: Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski
May 2015: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
June 2015: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
July 2015: Summer Recess – No Book Selection for July
August 2015: A Collection of Poems by Langston Hughes
September 2015: So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood: A Memoir by Jon Cryer
October and November 2015: Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller
December 2015: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.
There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t. Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.
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White Plains, NY 10605
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