Adult Evening Discussion Groups and Presentations

Adult programs at the Southworth Library cover a gamut of subjects and interests.

The adult discussion series usually meets on the Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Presenters have included authors, musicians, scientists and other fascinating members of our community. 

Our current Thursday night discussion series through the New York Council on the Humanities is entitled, “True Crime: the Birth of Forensics and the Criminal Mind.” Moderated by Scott Ochs, Professor of Criminal Justice at Tompkins Cortland Community College and experienced investigator from New York City.   We explore some of the most famous documented criminal cases, the history of forensic science in criminal investigations, and the criminal mind through book and actual accounts.

Past topics have included World War I – the history of World War I through literature, poetry and first- hand accounts; Seed to Supper – our relationships with food, historically, locally and globally and how the scope of agriculture has evolved and changed the way we think about food.