The new book discussion groups introduced by the Great Falls Public Library this year continue in April. Due to unforeseen commitments, April’s Page Forward Wednesdays will be held this one month only on Thursday April 10, 7:00 pm. This discussion will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. April’s selection is the popular Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, April 12, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group is unique in as much as each month’s discussion will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana and will focus on books written by and about Montana women.
April’s selection is Letters from the Yellowstone by Livingston author Diane Smith.
In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram--a spirited young woman with a love for botany--is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study's leader, a mild-mannered professor from Montana, assumes she is a man, and is less than pleased to discover the truth. Once the scientists overcome the shock of having a woman on their team, they forge ahead on a summer of adventure, forming an enlightening web of relationships as they move from Mammoth Hot Springs to a camp high in the backcountry. But as they make their way collecting amid Yellowstone's beauty the group is splintered by differing views on science, nature, and economics.
Participation is free and open to the public. The groups meets in the Small Meeting Room in the basement of the library. A limited number of books will be available for checkout at the front desk of the library three weeks prior to each discussion
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
The Maltese Falcon
The Language of Life
Dreams of My Father
Dead Man Walking
A Walk in the Woods
True History of the Kelly Gang
Goodbye Wifes and Mothers
Books are about so much more than reading.
Make connections and friends by joining a book club.
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