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
GFPL Book Clubs
Page Forward Book Discussions
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, December 10, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group focuses on books by Montana authors, about Montana, or set in Montana.
December’s selection is An Unfortunate Prairie Occurance by Jamie Harrison. The book is set in the fictitious Montana town of Blue Deer. The hero, Sherriff Jules Clement, is tasked with questioning friends, family, and a host of memorable characters in this small town as he seeks to find the culprit behind a series of crimes and murder.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, December 27, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
December’s selection is Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. Based on her hugely popular blog of the same name, author Brosh’s book has been called ‘smart and funny as hell’. It is basically an offline version of her blog, which is part combination webcomic and blog drawn in Paintbrush, using an exaggeratedly simple drawing style as an artistic device. It is a retelling of her life and includes stories from her childhood as well as challenges she faces as an adult. The book contains both new material and essays that have appeared in her blog
The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library. 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. You may attend any and all of the discussions. 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. Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant, a teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349.
December’s selection is The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, a 2002 novel by Michael Punke. This novel is based upon the true life experiences of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, who was a contemporary of Jim Bridger. The story was made into a major motion picture with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.
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