Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library happenings

Sep 4, 2018

Check out more than books at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library this fall. There are several upcoming events and ongoing groups. For more information, see below.

‘Seven Miles After Sundown’ author talk

Relive a colorful account of one man's quest in the pursuit of striped bass along the rocky banks of the Cape Cod Canal. Author "East End" Eddie Doherty, a recently retired district court clerk-magistrate, will speak and sign copies of his book “Seven Miles After Sundown: Surfcasting for Striped Bass Along the World-Famous Cape Cod Canal”  on Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 17 Constitution Way. Register for this program online on the library's website:

Free library card replacement

Library staff will replace broken, ruined, or lost library cards for free all month (regular fee for this is $2).

Council on Aging book group

The Council on Aging book group will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles on Tuesday, September 18 at 10:15 a.m. at the Rochester Council on Aging on Dexter Lane. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he endures life in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. 

‘Just the Facts’ nonfiction book group

The “Just the Facts” nonfiction book group will discuss “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. A New York Times best-selling author presents a memoir about the most compelling theme in her work: living with severe depression and mental illness—and taxidermied roadkill raccoons.

‘Cafe Parlez’ book group

“Cafe Parlez” will discuss “The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Seeking comfort in traditional family culinary practices after the early deaths of her parents, 26-year-old Asperger's patient Ginny struggles with her domineering sister's decision to sell the house, troubling secrets and the ghost of a dead ancestor, in a story complemented by recipes.