Love to read but have trouble finding interesting books? Or when you finish a book do you want to share your thoughts with someone else? Library Book Clubs are a popular activity for readers to meet and chat about a range of books once a month.
Librarians choose a range of popular, literary and recommended books for a group to read. Each month the people in your group read the selected book and then you all meet together to discuss it. Over a year, you will experience a wide variety of books that you may not have encountered on your own.
So what happens at Book Club?
Each group is different, reflecting the personalities and preferences of its members, but basically the format is similar for each meeting. Along with copies of the monthly book, reading notes with information and questions to stimulate conversation about the book are provided. Some groups have the same person facilitating each month, others share this role. Discussion will often wander far and wide as issues and events in the book spark other topics. Everyone is encouraged to contribute their thoughts and opinions. Usually, people express a range of views about a book; sometimes a particular book will be loved by some and hated by others!
By joining a book club you will experience:
- the joy of an interesting book to read each month
- fun and stimulating conversation with new people
- a more active mind, new ideas and engrossing experiences.