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 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:

  • Stones from the River
  • We Were the Mulvaneys
  • Same Kind of Different as Me
  • Swan Peak
  • The Hobbit
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Language of Life
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Dreams of My Father
  • Dead Man Walking
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Goodbye Wifes and Daughters
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Gone Girl
  • My Antonia
  • Thirteenth Tale(ON ORDER)
  • Dirt Work
  • The Art of Fielding
  • Night Circus
  • Hattie Ever After

 


Book Discussion Groups
 
The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library.  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 former teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349.
 
April’s selection is Fobbit by Montana author David Abrams. A retired army journalist Abrams tackles many of the Iraq War's absurd contradictions.  He accurately reflects the Iraq War's humor, bitterness and disarray - this is not simply a "war novel," but an "Iraq" novel, clearly representing the place and time. You'll laugh because it's funny; you should weep because it's true.
 
Page Forward Saturdays will discuss Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm on Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month year-round.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana. This selection is the first work written by Fromm, telling the story of seven winter months spent alone in a tent in Idaho guarding salmon eggs and coming face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. A gripping story of adventure and a modern-day Walden, this contemporary classic established Fromm as one of the West’s premier voices.
 

Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens on Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. It offers “fiction for fun” reads. This month’s selection was hailed as a comic triumph and firmly established Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. It has a full supporting cast of delectable characters and includes the typically Dickensian elements of burlesque and farce. Nicholas Nickleby is widely regarded as one of the greatest comic masterpieces of nineteenth-century literature.


 

Great Falls College MSU & Community Book Group  

An online guide containing book group meeting dates, upcoming reads and other helpful information.

research.gfcmsu.edu/read

Great Books:

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: 
http://www.oprah.com/book-list/Oprahs-Book-Club-The-Complete-List

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  http://www.booktalk.org/

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

 

 

 

 

 

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