Book Clubs at the Library

Looking to join a book club? Look no further! We have THREE book clubs at the Library for you to join.
Posted on 04 November 2020 by Gillian.

Want to use a good book to connect with us and other fellow readers? Register for one of our monthly book club meets! We have an adult book club, a political book club, and a brand new TEEN book club. Read on for the details of our November meetings.

P.S., We also have Preschool Storytime Kits (for ages 3 - 6) that are available to pick up *NOW* and a Book Club In A Bag (for ages 6 - 9) that can be picked up starting on Monday, November 9! 

Medicine for the Soul (Adult) Book Club

On Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30pm we'll meet to discuss the book, Circe by Madeline Miller. Here's what it's about: 

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child who possesses power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

If you're a fan of Greek mythology then you don't want to miss reading this book by the mythology queen herself! Place a hold on a copy of the book here and give us a call at the Library (403-502-8525) to register for the book discussion (masks mandatory). 

The Good Life: A Political Book Club

On Thursday, November 26 at 6:30pm we're discussing Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World by Margaret MacMillan. Here's what it's about:

Between January and July 1919, after "the war to end all wars," men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement.

If you want a closer look at the Peace Conference and the days when much of the modern world was sketched out, this is the book for you. Place a hold on a copy of the book here and give us a call at the Library (403-502-8525) to register for the book discussion (masks mandatory).

Teen Book Club

On Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30pm we're meeting with teens (ages 13 - 19) to discuss Reverie by Ryan La Sala. Here's what the book is about: 

While recovering from an attack that leaves him without his memory, gay teenager Kane Montgomery stumbles into a world where dreams known as reveries take on a life of their own, and it is up to Kane and a few unlikely allies to stop them before they spillover into the waking world. 

If you love a good fantasy novel full of witches and secret worlds and has the added bonus of LGBTQ+ representation, then Reverie is for you! And good news: The eBook copy of Ryan's book is available for UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS until November 16th on the Libby app! If you'd prefer a physical copy, you can place a hold here. Give us a call at the Library (403-502-8525) to register for the book discussion (masks mandatory).

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