August 19, By Christian Murray
A group of Sunnyside residents have formed a book club and meet at the Courtyard Ale House once a month.
The club was formed in July and the members meet the first Monday of the month at the bar, located at 40-18 Queens Blvd.
At the first meeting 16 people attended and the group decided to read “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.
Sinead Curran, a bartender at the Courtyard, formed the club after she discovered that many of her customers enjoy reading and talking about books. She said Pat Burke, an owner, supported the idea.
“People are always discussing books—debating whether they are good or bad—as well as their favorite authors,” Curran said.
Curran said that it made sense to have a club where people could spend an hour to discuss a book and enjoy a drink. She said many people, however, go home when the meeting ends, since it’s a Monday night and people have to work the next day.
“It’s a good way for people to get to know each other a little better,” Curran said, adding that “Sunnyside brings people together from all walks of life.”
At the second meeting in August, 12 people attended—with some being away for summer.
The group selected “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski.
Time: First Monday of the month, at 8 pm
Location: Courtyard Ale House, 40-18 Queens Blvd.