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
The OpenBooks discussion series, which runs October – May, concludes this season with a discussion on Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library. The featured book is Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. This biography has been called stellar, long on facts that dust away fiction’s myths. These discussions, which are sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public. Penny Hughes-Briant facilitates.
Page Forward Saturdays will discuss A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris on Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am. This group, which meets on the second Saturday of each month, features books by Montana authors or about Montana.
Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss Paper Towns by John Green on Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 pm in the Montana Room of the library.
You may attend any and all of the discussions for these groups. Books are available at the library for check out three weeks prior to each discussion. You will need a library card to check a book out. Schedules for discussion groups are available at the library. For more information on any of these groups call 453-0349.
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