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New book club to begin at Plattsburgh Public Library

PLATTSBURGH - A new book club is being formed at the Plattsburgh Public Library.

Caleb Moshier, organizer of the new club, said he was working to bring more interest in adult programs at the library.

Although there is already a book club at the library, Moshier wanted to try a different kind.

"[Library director] Stan Ransom had given me some literature about book clubs and I put out an interest sign up sheet," Moshier explained. "A sizeable number of people were interested in joining a new book club so I decided to set one up."

The first meeting, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m., will be a discussion on the best time and day people can meet. The first book to be discussed will be "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," by Stieg Larsson, with limited quantities being available at the first meeting.

"I wanted to do a club that would go over newer best sellers that would appeal to a large number of people," explained Moshier.

Another reason Moshier chose "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is due to the fact the series also has movies based off the books.

"I went to a NY Library Association Conference where I was able to meet with the [Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies] roundtable," he said. "In the past, other libraries had done some really great 'read the book, see the film' type events. So I chose a book that had a good movie adaptation attached to it that was also a best seller."

Moshier said if enough people are interested, he will show the movie after the book discussion.

For more information on the book club, contact Moshier at moshierc@cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov or call 563-0921.

"It's a brand new club, so everyone is a new member," said Moshier. "It's the perfect time to sign up."

The other book club at the library, known as "Great Books," goes over classic books and shorter written materials. Call David Hurd 563-4106 for more information.

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