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 Page Forward book discussion groups start the new season in September.
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, September 12, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group features books by Montana authors only.
September's selection has been changed and will be" All But The Waltz" by
Mary Clearman Blew.
In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, Mary
Clearman Blew gives us a glimpse into the lives of her family as she
traces their connection to Montana’s natural and human landscape.
Beginning with her great-grandparents’ arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a
territory then--Blew relates the stories that make up her life.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month. September’s selection is the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Doerr has penned the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm, and
continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month. October´s selection is The Invention
of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
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