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September Virtual Book Club
Tuesday September 28, 7pm

This month we are reading “To Be Honest”, a memoir about one man’s strange upbringing in a family fanatically devoted to honesty.

“Raised in what he affectionately calls “our little honesty cult,” Michael Leviton was ingrained with his parents’ core philosophy: You do not tell any lies; you do not withhold the truth; and you speak your mind always, regardless of how offensive or hurtful your opinions may be. For young Michael, this freedom to be yourself-despite being bullied and ostracized at school-felt liberating. By the time Leviton was 29 years old, he had told three (what most people would consider) lies in his entire life.

But his parents’ enthusiasm for “just being honest” bordered on extreme. After Michael graduated high school and left home, truth telling-in job interviews, on dates, in social interactions-slowly lost its luster. When the only woman who ever appreciated his honesty brought this radical approach to truth into their relationship, Michael decided it was time to embrace the power of lying. To Be Honest is a quirky, tender, and wry story of a man discovering what it means and how it feels to lie in one’s daily life.
Michael Leviton is a writer, musician, photographer, and storyteller. He is the host of the storytelling series and podcast The Tell. He has worked as a screenwriter and contributed music to television shows, including HBO’s Bored to Death.”

Zoom Info:
Meeting ID: 367 869 4581
Password: 691207


The book is only available through our streaming service, Hoopla, in audiobook and ebook formats.

  9 Responses to “Adult Programs”

  1. I’d like to register for the Geneology class April 27th @ 10.

  2. Hi June, you are registered for Ancestry.com Library Edition. Please email us at on.sarah@4cls.org with your phone number so that we have that in case we need to contact you. Thanks.

  3. I am looking for an organized and meaningful book club for adults. I don’t see any at the library. Is there any interest?

  4. Hi Deb, we have special book discussions throughout the year (1 in Spring, Summer and Fall) but not a book club that regularly meets. There is a friends book club but they run the program and you can contact them at friends.of.HMLOneonta@gmail.com. We do have a special Humanities NY Book Discussion Series coming up on Wednesdays this Fall on the Vote for Women. We will have an introductory meeting on Wednesday, August 30th but will also have registration for that program. We will be advertising for that soon. Hope this helps.

  5. Will there be any photography classes coming up?

  6. Hi, we are working on a spring photography class. Check back here, on Eventbrite, or Facebook for the program.

  7. Hi. Are there any programs coming up for the winter season?

  8. I’d love to see a program on Financial planning for retirees and seniors, explaining the stockmarket,(the stock market for dummies!) how to talk with your financial planner. Plain english explanations.

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