We offer a variety of clubs at the library! Some meet online, others face-to-face. Jump into our book clubs, join lively history discussions, or immerse yourself in languages. Sign up now to learn more!

Book Clubs

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Copies of the books are at the circulation desk. Some of our clubs meet online and others in person. Make sure to contact us or register for more information.

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Mondays Are Murder

Meeting the First Monday of the month (except on holidays) at 7:00 p.m., this book club will keep you on the edge of your seat with thrilling mystery novels.

Page Turners

Meeting the Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., this club goes through recent works of fiction you won’t want to put down!

Otherworldly Books

Meeting the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror all rolled up into one amazing book club!

Through the Ages

Meeting the First Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., this club looks at the wonderful books written over the past five thousand years.

History Forum Club

Lansdowne History Forum: 2023-2024 Season. Exploring “America and the World in the 1970s”

This program meets at the library 3rd Thursday @ 7:30 PM. If you have any questions, please ask!

This year we will focus on major events, both domestic and international, from the foreign policy legacy of Nixon and Kissinger to the Iran Hostage Crisis, that continue to have a significant impact on our politics and international relations.

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Sept. 21 Nixon and Kissinger

We will examine the foreign policy legacy of Nixon and Kissinger from the Paris Peace treaty ending the Vietnam War to establishing Detente with the Soviet Union and opening up relations with China.

Oct. 19 The Yom Kippur War

In the first three Arab-Israeli wars, Israel had humiliated the Arab combatants, but the Yom Kippur War revealed Israel’s particular vulnerabilities and would ultimately lead to the beginnings of an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and the signing of the Camp David Accords in 1978.

Nov. 16 Opec and the Oil Embargo

The Arab members of OPEC, in retaliation for US military support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War, imposed an oil embargo on the United States which would have Serious repercussions for the American economy and our domestic politics.

Jan. 18 The Equal Rights Amendment

After the fight to gain for women the right to vote, the Equal Rights Amendment Represented the most significant movement for gender equality in American History. It ultimately failed to achieve ratification.

Feb. 15 The Attica Prison Riots

Attica prisoners took 39 hostages and staged a demand for prison reform. It ended in a bloody assault by law enforcement that led to the largest number Of fatalities in the history of prison uprisings.

Mar. 21 The Killing Fields of Pol Pot

Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Party led a government Reign of Terror that Resulted in the death of over one million Cambodians. It was one of the worst Atrocities of the 20th Century.

Apr. 18 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviets were mired in Afghanistan for a decade. It would become their Vietnam and would play a significant role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
May 16 The Rise of the Moral Majority and the Culture Wars

The Moral Majority was a Christian Conservative political organization, led by Rev. Jerry Falwell, that decried the decay in America’s values and advocated support for traditional Christian values in American politics.

June 20 The Iran Hostage Crisis

The Iran Hostage Crisis represented a devastating close to a difficult decade And would, in many ways, redefine our relations in the Middle East and pave the Way for the Reagan Revolution.

Language Club

For more information or to participate, email, or ask for Bill at the library. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, these groups do not offer lessons, and participants are expected to attempt to express themselves in the target language as much as possible, though fluency is not required. These are friendly groups and we help each other out. For free lessons, we recommend Pronunciator and


2nd and 4th Thursday monthly at 6pm, via Zoom


1st and 3rd Thursday monthly at 6pm via Zoom


1st and 3rd Monday monthly at noon, via Zoom


(mixed Romance languages) 2nd and 4th Friday monthly at 3pm, via Zoom


every other Wednesday at noon, via Zoom


Every Tuesday at noon, via Duolingo Events


2nd and 4th Thursday monthly at 7pm, via Zoom


1st Friday monthly at 3pm, via Zoom


every other Wednesday at noon, via Zoom


2nd and 4th Monday monthly at 2pm, via Zoom

Club Registration

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