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Book clubs are a great way to build a sense of community with other readers. They give you the opportunity to connect with fellow readers, debate characters or storylines of a story, or eagerly await the next installment of your favorite series. They’re also a wonderful way to encourage you to make or keep up the habit of reading, or to look at the same book from a different perspective. Of course, if you’re looking for a new book club, the Grande Prairie Public Library has you covered!
Book club in the afternoon
This book club meets monthly and reads novels that cover a variety of genres. Books are selected with an emphasis on titles that are also available in DAISY format for those who cannot use traditional printed books. The next Afternoon Book Club is reading Bring Me Back by BA Paris. They meet on July 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Willie Janssen Discovery Room.
Erica’s book club
Join Erica from 2dayFM for this monthly book club. Upcoming books include ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig and ‘The Vanishing Half’ by Britt Bennet in July and ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ by Laura Dave in August. The next Erica’s Book Club meets July 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willie Janssen Discovery Room.
Grande Readers Book Club
This club loves to share its opinions on the chosen novels in its monthly meetings. Upcoming books include Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern in the summer months, How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavogsa in September and Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr in October. The next Grande Readers Book Club meets Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rotary Training Room.
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Itty Bitty Book Club
Known as the Very Low Involvement Book Club, this club allows you to read the book at any time during the two months of the club at your leisure. Participation is by answering the two questions on the note in the book, which you then post on the bulletin board in customer service. The perfect book club for introverts with a chance to win a GPPL book bag! The July/August novel is Five Wives by Joan Thomas.
Fabulous Friday Facebook Book Club: Summer Edition
This weekly book club where YOU pick the book has moved to the Summer Book Club on Facebook which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739126770442213. It’s the same format as the rest of the year: Visit the Facebook page, enter the title and author or a picture of the book you’re reading, about to read, or have just read, and a library staff member suggests which book to read next. This club meets every Friday except public holidays. The next meeting is July 8th from 12pm to 5pm.
Summer reading game
Keep track of all your summer reading to win prizes! From July 3rd to August 27th, experience a summer of fun, creativity and prizes! This year’s theme is Jungle! Keep an eye on our social media accounts and website for updates. GPPL hosts summer reading games for children, teens and adults. Download the Beanstack app to enter and win some great prizes!