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ARTICLE_TEXT <p class="article">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Love to read ?&nbsp; Enjoy discussion and a sharing of minds ?&nbsp; The Library offers <a href="http://thelibrary.org/programs/other/book.cfm">Book Discussions&nbsp;</a>for all ages at all its &nbsp;locations on a monthly basis. The groups read a preselected title which can be found in <a href="http://thelibrary.org/programs/documents/bookends.pdf">Bookends</a> and on the <a href="http://thelibrary.org/">Library homepage</a>. The titles range from classics to non-fiction and we're sure you will find a good read among them.</p> <p class="article">Interested in starting&nbsp; your own reading group?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> The Library offers <a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1/?searchtype=t&amp;searcharg=big+book+group+&amp;searchscope=1&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=Xbig+book+group+%26SORT%3DD">BIG BOOK GROUP BAGS</a> to help your group get started. These kits include 8 copies of the selected title and a discussion guide prepared for you by Library staff.&nbsp; The following books, databases&nbsp;and Websites can help get you organized.&nbsp;&nbsp; Enjoy !</p> <p class="article">Books:</p> <p class="article"><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1354724~S1">The Reading Group Handbook</a><br /> <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2202335~S1">Read it and Eat</a><br /> <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1980846~S1">A Year of Reading</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p class="article">Databases:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://0-go.galegroup.com.www.coolcat.org/ps/start.do?p=LitRC&amp;u=spri33612&amp;authCount=1">Literature Resource Center</a>*<br /> <a href="http://0-web.ebscohost.com.www.coolcat.org/novelist/search?vid=1&amp;hid=119&amp;sid=5cdf8fce-d0e8-478b-98b5-75fc93cb4839%40sessionmgr113">Novelist*</a>*<br /> <a href="http://0-find.galegroup.com.www.coolcat.org/gtx/start.do?prodId=ITOF&amp;userGroupName=springfield">General Onefile*</a>*<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p class="article">&nbsp;Websites:<br /> <a href="http://www.readinggroupguides.com/content/index.asp">http://www.readinggroupguides.com/content/index.asp</a><br /> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/rgg/">http://www.randomhouse.com/rgg</a>/<br /> <a href="http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/guides/">http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/guides/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.litlovers.com/litclub.htm">http://www.litlovers.com/litclub.htm</a></p> <p class="article">Online book discussions are 24/7. You can meet and discusss with fellow readers at some of the following sites:<br /> <a href="http://www.booktalk.org/">http://www.booktalk.org/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.bookspot.com/ask/bookforum.htm">http://www.bookspot.com/ask/bookforum.htm</a><br /> <a href="http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/online/">http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/online/</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Books & Authors

October Is National Reading Group Month

     
       Love to read ?  Enjoy discussion and a sharing of minds ?  The Library offers Book Discussions for all ages at all its  locations on a monthly basis. The groups read a preselected title which can be found in Bookends and on the Library homepage. The titles range from classics to non-fiction and we're sure you will find a good read among them.

Interested in starting  your own reading group?  
The Library offers BIG BOOK GROUP BAGS to help your group get started. These kits include 8 copies of the selected title and a discussion guide prepared for you by Library staff.  The following books, databases and Websites can help get you organized.   Enjoy !

Books:

The Reading Group Handbook
Read it and Eat
A Year of Reading
 

Databases:

Literature Resource Center*
Novelist**
General Onefile**
 

 Websites:
http://www.readinggroupguides.com/content/index.asp
http://www.randomhouse.com/rgg/
http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/guides/
http://www.litlovers.com/litclub.htm

Online book discussions are 24/7. You can meet and discusss with fellow readers at some of the following sites:
http://www.booktalk.org/
http://www.bookspot.com/ask/bookforum.htm
http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/online/
 

 

 

 


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