Reading as a group fosters community and promotes literacy. But even the most devoted Library-goers overlook our eclectic range of monthly-scheduled Book Clubs. October is as good a time as any to join one considering that it’s also National Reading Group Month.
Reading can be meditative, often exhilarating, but ultimately: solitary. Why not meet a few fellow bookworms: perfect strangers who could offer new perspectives on engaging reads and likely take you out of your usual comfort zones. Finishing a great book can feel so refreshing that you just want to share your sentiments with the very next person you see: well, here’s your chance!
•Each Book Club meets monthly at the Ferndale Public Library. New members are always welcome!
•No registration required and loanable copies of titles are available at the circulation desk.
≥Our popular “Book Parties” allow us to partner with local restaurant The Emory to give hip readers a list of great books and the perfect place to talk about them. (Don’t all the best conversations happen in bars anyway?) The bi-monthly Book Parties are perfectly spaced for busy people and low-key enough for even the most casual reader to feel comfortable attending. Next month, November 15th at 7:30 p.m., the party concerns Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris.
≥Our “Thursday Afternoon Book Club” (Third Thursday, 12:30 p.m.) often explores classics spanning long-revered masterpieces to more modern works. This month, October 18th, they’ll discuss Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.
≥The Friends of the Ferndale Library, also has its own book club. They meet on the Last Tuesday 7:30 p.m. and usually offer the more mixed-bag/catch-all or maybe just a recently published popular title that flew under your radar. On October 30th, who better on the eve of Halloween: Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars.
≥Our newest club, “The Leadership Book Club” is geared towards working professionals interested in girding their grasp of business/management skills, real-life applications of helpful philosophies and just a great place to network. They meet the First Monday, 6:30 p.m. – October 1st: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner – And November 5th: All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin.
≥Finally, for more fantasy-leaning fans – there’s The Science Fiction Book Club, meeting the Second Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Expect the supernatural, the strange and the cerebral! This month: Earth – by David Brin.