The Adult Services Department at the Gates Public Library has materials for all types of readers from print materials to Books on CD to MP3 Playaways. We have books for everyone – from popular fiction to classics to Large Print to cookbooks to car manuals to historical materials. We offer Reader’s Advisory services, booklists, and monthly displays highlighting relevant and topical materials. The Gates Public Library also has a robust Local History collection with access to Ancestry.com on our public computers.
Thursday, January 20, 2022 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 • 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, February 3, 2022 • 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Monday, February 7, 2022 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ideas ‘n’ Authors
When you read a great book (or even a lousy one) you always want to tell someone about it. Come to the Gates Public Library’s book discussion group, Ideas ‘n’ Authors, and discuss books with people who love reading as much as you do. Ideas ‘n’ Authors takes place the first Monday of each month from September to June at 7:00 P.M. in the library meeting room. Copies of the current book the group is reading are available to check out at the circulation desk.
Nonfiction Readers Book Club
Discover a new kind of book club and join our new Facebook Group, Nonfiction Readers! The first month in March will be an open discussion meeting to determine how the group wants to select the next book title. Don’t miss it and join us today! To keep it fun and engaging for all, books will be chosen by members with monthly Facebook polls and postings about the book’s author, topic, and trivia will take place all month long.
Live discussion will be in the Facebook group at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday every month. Come as you are – No webcams required! All titles will be available in digital format from our Hoopla catalog, but for those who prefer traditional print, there will be physical copies at the Circulation Desk. Why not join today and see what all the excitement is about? Please click here to join the private Facebook group.
Betsy Dobles is our Nonfiction Readers moderator and welcomes your questions and feedback. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the book club that exclusively reads female authors. The book selection for April (postponed from March) will be The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare. The book is available to pick up at the Gates Public Library or you can try and get the title through our Overdrive system as an audiobook or e-book.
In 2014 Joanna Walsh, author and journalist, founded #ReadWomen to promote and support books written by women. Any genre. Any length. Any kind. We hope to keep up the momentum.
Registration with a valid email address is required and a Zoom link will be sent to registrants either the day before or the day of the event.
The Art of Adaptation
This program ended in December 2021.
The Gates Public Library is excited to launch The Art of Adaptation, a unique monthly book/film series. It begins April 14 with a discussion of the 1963 movie “The Haunting” and its source, Shirley Jackson’s 1959 book “The Haunting of Hill House.”
The series explores movie adaptations of books. Each month, participants will read a designated book and then watch the movie version. On the second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m., we will gather by Zoom for an informal discussion, exploring how the adaptation stacked up, and the strengths and weaknesses of different storytelling media. The books and movies are available to borrow free from Gates Public Library, or to download/stream from the library’s OverDrive and Hoopla services.
For more information, see our webpage at: gateslibrary.org/art
YMCA/Senior Living Communities
We also host book discussion groups at the YMCA and various senior living communities in Gates. If you are interested in having the Gates Public Library host a book discussion at your organization, please contact Paula Blackburn, Adult Services Librarian.
Gates Public Library offers free notary services. Please call ahead to ensure that our notary is in.
Are you a newcomer to the world of computers and tablets? Are you someone who just wants to brush up on their skills?
The Gates Public Library offers one-on-one-computer, tablet, and e-reader training. Please contact Cathleen Carstens at (585) 247-6446 to book a tech tutor appointment.
What to Read Next
Don’t know what to read next? Try checking out the recommendations in our book lists. You can also search your favorite author or book in Novelist Plus and find recommended read-a-likes. Lastly, feel free to stop by the library and ask one of our librarians for help selecting your next book.