Reason #91 – Anyone Can Join Our Book Clubs

Reason #91 - Anyone Can Join Our Book ClubsSt. Thomas Public Library has three book clubs for adults and every one of them is open to the public, free of charge. Two of the book clubs are new (ish) and one has been going on for over a decade. Public are welcome to join any of them, the Adult Book Club, the “Whodunnit” Mystery Book Club, and – the latest – Books & Brews Book Club. There is no charge to join and no registration is required. Just read the book, and show up!

 

Let’s start off with the newest – Books & Brews. This book club starts tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Midtown Tavern in St. Thomas, ON. This book club is modeled after a London Public Library book club called “Books on Tap.” The idea is to offer a casual, relaxed atmosphere to discuss good books over good brews to a bit of a younger crowd (but 19+, please! We are meeting in a bar, after all.) For the very first meeting, club members have a chance to discuss how they’d like the book club to run, what kind of books they’ll read, and if they’ll even set a book-to-read, or just discus good books in general. The choice is yours! Don’t miss out on the first meeting – you have the chance to shape a library program and book club history! This book club will typically meet every other month on the last Wednesday of the month. For more information, call the Adult Information Desk at 519-631-6050 ext. 8013 or email Trish at tlee@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca. Upcoming meeting dates:

  • September 23, 2014
  • November 26, 2014
  • January 28, 2015
  • March 25, 2015
  • May 27, 2015

 

Whodunnit – Mystery Book Club. This book club was specially created to target a crowd that cannot make the daytime Adult Book Club meetings. Also, the mystery genre is extremely popular in St. Thomas Public Library with consistently high circulation stats. What does this mean? That a LOT of people in St. Thomas like mysteries, so why not give them a book club to discuss their mysterious passion? The Whodunnit Mystery Book Club typically takes place on the second Tuesday evening of every month from September to June from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Room, lower level of the library. The following is the set reading list. Each title links to the library’s catalogue so you can place a hold on the book. (Extra copies of book club books are available on the main level of the library.)

 

STPL Adult Book Club. This book club has been convening for years! The reading list covers a wide array of genres in fiction and occasionally non-fiction, new and old, classics and cutting-edge. The STPL Adult Book Club typically takes place on the first Tuesday evening of every month from September to June from 10:00 a.m. until noon. in the Carnegie Room, lower level of the library. The following is the set reading list. Each title links to the library’s catalogue so you can place a hold on the book. (Extra copies of book club books are available on the main level of the library.)

We hope you can join us to one or all of our book clubs! There’s certainly something for everyone, regardless of gender, age, favourite genre, availability, or comfort. You don’t even have to participate if you’re not comfortable! Just read the book and enjoy the discussion. (Although participation is always encouraged. Hearing other people’s views and opinions on books is what it’s all about!) And, the best part, they’re all FREE and DROP-IN! No obligation to attend every meeting. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! See you there!

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