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 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:

  • Stones from the River
  • We Were the Mulvaneys
  • Same Kind of Different as Me
  • Swan Peak
  • The Hobbit
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Language of Life
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Dreams of My Father
  • Dead Man Walking
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Goodbye Wifes and Daughters
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Gone Girl
  • My Antonia
  • Thirteenth Tale(ON ORDER)
  • Dirt Work
  • The Art of Fielding
  • Night Circus
  • Hattie Ever After


 

 

 

Books are about so much more than reading. 

Make connections and friends by joining a book club.

 

 

 

 


Book Discussion Groups

The OpenBook Discussion Group will discuss Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa Lee on Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.  Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month. These discussions, sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public. Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant.

 Page Forward Saturdays will discuss Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig on Saturday, February 14, 10  a.m.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month year-round at 10:00a.m.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana.

 Page Forward Wednesdays will discuss Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown on Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Like the OpenBook group, it offers an eclectic selection of books for discussion.

You may attend any and all of the discussions for each of these groups.  Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book.  Schedules, which include upcoming book choices, are available at the library.  For more information on any of these groups call 453-0349.

 

Great Falls College MSU & Community Book Group  

An online guide containing book group meeting dates, upcoming reads and other helpful information.

research.gfcmsu.edu/read

Great Books:

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: 
http://www.oprah.com/book-list/Oprahs-Book-Club-The-Complete-List

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  http://www.booktalk.org/

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

 

 

 

 

 

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