Book clubs are a great way to share the joys of reading, as well as keep up with trends on the latest books and broaden one's tastes - not to mention enjoy the companionship of fellow readers. We have a number of book discussions that you can join. Or we can provide advice to help make your own club run more smoothly. To find out what book clubs and book discussion groups are going on at your library this month, check our online calendar.
Book Discussions in the Community
Looking for a good book to discuss at your own book club? The New Hampshire Library Community is pleased to announce its READS-TO-GO Book Club Kits. These Kits include 15 copies of a discussable book, discussion questions, author biographies, and information on starting and keeping a book club energized. Check out the READS-To-Go Website to see what books are available and then contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 for assistance. You may want to consider selecting one of these books for your next book discussion.
Great Books Discussion
This group meets at the Keene Public Library at 6:30 p.m. one Thursday a month, late August/September through early June. Using a method of collaborative, question-driven discussion, members enjoy the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and convictions in light of ideas from major thinkers. Check our Great Books web page for dates and readings.
Online Book Discussions
Read the latest books in your email with our Online Book Clubs.
Tools & Resources for Book Discussions:
ALA Quick Start Guide for book groups
Book Group Buzz, part of The Booklist Reader, with entries in such categories as author sites, reading guides, suggestions of good books for book club reads, and news.
Reading Group Guides
Ten Tips for Starting & Running a Successful Book Club