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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 Tasting Party
 Come to the Great Falls Public Library anytime in June to pick up your “blind date”.  You will choose an undisclosed, wrapped book with a book tasting menu inside.  Read this book and come back to the library on Thursday, July 23, 7:00 PM, to join other party-goers and discuss your “date” at the book tasting party.  Light refreshments will be served.  The library’s Page Forward Book Discussion groups are hosting this event.  For more information call 453-0349.

 

Page Forward Book Discussion Groups

 

 The Great Falls Public Library’s Page Forward Saturdays Book Discussion Group will discuss the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Great Falls Author Jamie Ford on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana.  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is historical fiction. It is a story about the love and friendship between Henry Lee, a Chinese American boy, and Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, during the internment in World War II.  The novel received high critical and popular acclaim.

Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss White Teet by Zadie Smith on Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. It offers “fiction for fun” reads.   White Teet is a 2000 novel that focuses on the later lives of two wartime friends—the Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal and the Englishman Archie Jones—and their families in London.

The book won multiple honours, including the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the 2000 Whitbread Book Award in category best first novel, the Guardian First Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize, and the Betty Trask Award.   Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.


 

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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