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Start, Join, or Refresh a Book Group!

by Library Staff | August 18, 2016 at 02:08 PM

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If there is anything more rewarding than finding and enjoying a good book, it must be knowing someone else who has read the same book and wants to talk about it!  If you are part of a book group, are thinking of starting a group, or are looking for an existing group, the library wants to help you carry on this tradition! 

Visit the library's website, and under the "Events & Programs" menu choose "Book Discussion Groups."

Here you will find a link to our Book Group form, which your group can use to request multiple copies of books in time for your next discussion.  Page 2 of the form can be used to provide us with information on your group for the library's Book Group web page, which may help you recruit new members.

Does your group need a place to meet?  The library has meeting room space available.  The room reservation forms can be found HERE.  Your meetings will be listed on the library's Events Calendar.

Do you need help choosing a book or finding discussion guides?  The library's website includes a Books and Media page that provides links to book lists, book reviews, book discussion guides and book-centered social media sites.  

Do you prefer guidance in print format? We recommend The Book Group Book, edited by Ellen Slezak, an entertaining compilation of essays by participants of book groups, and the annual Reading Group Choices for ideas on what to read.

Are you intrigued by the idea of a book group, but not ready to take the plunge?  Take a look at this fun list of novels that feature characters in book discussion groups!  Perhaps you will be inspired to start your own group... about book discussion groups!

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