Virtual Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group *on Zoom*

Thursday, May 26, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent…[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he’s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it.”–People















Rules of Civility is a love letter to [the] seemingly random choices that 20-somethings make, but it’s also a paean to the post-jazz age and the city itself…[the novel] is infused with [contemporary parallels], deliciously evoking both a New York that will never again be in tandem with a New York that is unchanging, whether the power players live in an Upper East Side brownstone or a Bedford Avenue railroad apartment…a judgment-free, glorious romp that casts an egalitarian light on elegant and cruel social climbers; poor but pretentious artists and shy, quirky millionaires whose lives organically intersect in the only city where such a thing has always been possible.”–

The Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group meets to discuss contemporary and classic plays essays, short stories, poems and novels. It is co-sponsored by Mercy College School of Liberal Arts, Department of Literature and Language, and the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

To register or request a Zoom link, send your request to and indicate title, date and time of program you wish to attend, and your name and email.


Reader’s Circle

Next month’s meeting to be announced. 


 Reader’s Circle  meets monthly to discuss popular works of fiction and short stories.

To register or request a Zoom link, send your request to  and indicate title of program, date​,​ and your name and email.