Reading as a group fosters community and promotes literacy. But it seems not enough Library-goers are aware of our eclectic range of monthly-meeting Book Clubs. Broaden Your Mind and Your Social Circle
Reading can be meditative, often exhilarating, but ultimately: solitary. Why not meet a few fellow bookworms, perfect strangers who could offer you new perspectives on engaging reads that could 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 next person you see, or at least further explore your feelings about it; well, here you go! Chime in with your own two cents while getting to know your neighbors over a good book.
Each Book Club meets monthly at the Ferndale Public Library, with no registration required and loanable copies of each title 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 at the Emory are perfectly spaced for busy people and low-key enough for even the most casual reader to feel comfortable attending.
Our “Thursday Afternoon Book Club” (Third Thursday, 12:30 p.m.) often explores classics spanning long-revered masterpieces to more modern works.
The Friends of the Ferndale Library, a local non-profit organization supporting the library’s mission to the community, also has its own book club. They meet on the Last Tuesday 7:30 p.m. and usually offer the more mixed-bag, the catchall, the wild card type, or maybe just a recently published popular title that flew under your radar.
And then, of course, there’s our Sci-Fi Book Club!
IN OTHER BOOK NEWS:
WATCH: Neil Gaiman Reads ‘Green Eggs And Ham’
We actually have some substantial news to share, concerning one of Ferndale Library’s favorite authors^…beyond the charming dork-out we get from hearing him read a children’s classic…
Two of his most popular works American Gods and Anansi Boys will finally reach the screen
The Guardian reports on the forthcoming adaptations.
And in more random Lit-news: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she doesn’t think having her wizards Ron and Hermione wind up together in the end!??!?
Entertainment Weekly offers:
9 Other Things J.K. Rowling Got Wrong… …like not spending SO much time in the forest (during Book #7), sheesh!