Since we restarted in-person programming, our storytimes and book clubs for kids have been booked solid. I want to remind everyone that we also have book clubs for adults that are a lot of fun! If you’re looking for a bit of socialization, try one out. Book clubs are not scary formal affairs where you have to criticize the reading and then provide some kind of profound exegesis that will stand up to academic rigor. You can do that if you want, but book clubs are really just get-togethers that use the book as a vehicle to start a conversation that can go anywhere! The last two SciFi book clubs devoted way more conversation time to kids and board games than N.K. Jemisin, and that’s ok!
November 4 @ 6:30pm: The Greatest Book Club Ever is meeting to talk about Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. This is the first book in the series that the HBO series True Blood is based upon. This group always talks about books that have been turned into movies or TV shows.
November 4 @ 7pm: While not technically a book club, Dick Vanden Berg’s monthly talks on American history are awesome for all ages. He is a retired teacher and has been walking us through the formation of the country with easy-to-digest, engaging presentations.
November 9 @ 6:30pm: The Intrepid Readers are discussing The Outlier: the Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter by Kai Bird (this book is a whopper, so start reading early). They always have the tastiest homemade treats.
Also November 9 at 6:30pm: If Jimmy Carter isn’t your thing and you like hanging out with geeky people, join us in the loft to chat about Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. You should definitely read the book with us before watching the new TV series.