BookClub Kits for Checkout!
The Great Falls Public Library is offering book discussion kits for checkout. These kits contain 10 books per kit, along with discussion guides and information on starting and maintaining book discussion groups and clubs.The kits may be checked out for 45 days, with renewal if needed. Late fees are $ .10 /day. A kit may also be reserved if it is in use, for future check out.Currently, the library has 14 titles for checkout. As the kits grow in popularity, additional titles may be added. The current titles are
Art of Fielding
The Bartender's Tale
Behind Every Man: The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell
The Book Thief
Boys in the Boat
Dead Man Walking
Dreams from My Father
The Golem and the Jinni
Goodby Wifes and Daughters
Hattie Ever After
Hobbit Tolkein, J.R.R.
Language of Life
Master and Commander
People of the Book
Same Kind of Different As Me
The Selected Works of T.S. Spive
Stones from the River
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
True Story of the Kelly Gang
Walk in the Woods
We Were the Mulvaney's
Book Discussion Groups
In January the OpenBook discussion group meets on Thursday, January 5, 7 PM in the Montana Room. The group will discuss the book The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diana Ackerman. Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month and facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant. They are sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation and are free and open to the public.
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, January 14, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group reads and discusses books by Montana authors and/or about Montana. In January the group will discuss Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest To Save a Troubled Planet by Todd Wilkinson.
Page Forward Tuesdays, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, will discuss The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear on Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm.
February Book Groups at the Library
The Great Falls Public Library’s Openbook Discussion group meets on Thursday, February 2nd, 7 pm, to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Page Forward Saturdays will meet on Saturday, February 11, 10 am, to discuss Letters from an Expedition by Diane Smith.
Page Forward Tuesdays will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 7 pm, to discuss The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman.
An online guide containing book group meeting dates, upcoming reads and other helpful information.
Meeting Days: The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Meeting Times: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Small Meeting Room (basement) at the Great Falls Public Library
Online Book Clubs:
Oprah’s Book Club:
Each book recommendation comes with a reading guide and book club questions.
Online Book Club: http://onlinebookclub.org/
Book Browse: http://www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/
BookTalk.org is a free book discussion group, book club or online reading group with thousands of members and hundreds of forums. We read and discuss fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry and host live chats and interviews with leading authors.
Resources to Start Your Own Book Club:
Starting and Running a Book Club http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/running/
Oprah’s guide to starting a book club http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/How-to-Start-Your-Own-Book-Club
Book Browse Guide to Starting a Book Club http://www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/advice/index.cfm/fuseaction/starting_club