The Brown Bag Book Group is an informal book discussion group designed for adults. . The group meets 12:00-1:00 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. To join Brown Bag Book Group, visit the Circulation Desk, add your name to the book group list and check out a copy of the book. You do not have to attend every month to participate.
Brown Bag Book Club 2019/2020 Dates & Titles
September 9, 2019: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
October 7, 2019: A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux
November 4, 2019: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson
December 2, 2019: The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans **11:30am-1:00pm – Christmas Potluck – Details TBA
January 6, 2020: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
February 3, 2020: Last Chance Matinee Mariah Stewart
March 2, 2020: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
April 6, 2020: Becoming by Michelle Obama
May 4, 2020: One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain**11:30am-1:00pm – Spring Potluck – Details TBA
Special announcement…Bren McClain will be joining us for this special spring luncheon discussion.
A Collaborative Book Club Program of CCPL & CCHS CBI & Pre-ETS Classes.
Meets each Monday, 1:30-2:00pm during the school year.
The Calloway County Public Library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club. Founded by Dr. Thomas Fish, a professor at The Ohio State University in 2002, Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club program for individuals with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other types of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Next Chapter Book Club, which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation in 2016, has clubs throughout North America and in other parts of the world. Clubs meet in public places and are comprised of four to eight members and two volunteer facilitators who are trained to engage readers of all levels – including those who cannot read or are “emerging readers.”
“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. Taking that journey with a group of friends makes it even more delightful and fun,” said the Central Office of the Ohio-based Next Chapter Book Club.
Although reading skills of Next Chapter Book Club members often improve as a result of reading more often, the program is more about “reading to learn,” rather than “learning to read.” The primary focus is on having fun with friends in public place on a regular basis.
Anyone interested in joining the club or becoming a volunteer facilitator should contact Sandy Linn at 270-753-2288 or email HERE.