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Book clubs can be wonderful ways to express your thoughts about a book, to understand a book’s meaning in a deeper way, and to also socialize. It does not cost a lot of money or commitment to start a book club. Most meet either monthly or weekly. Organization and commitment from members to the club is all that is needed. The library offers several book clubs. Visit http://greenwoodlibrary.nonprofitsites.com/bookclubs.asp to find a list.
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Research good fiction books to read for your book club. Also, print off discussion questions for dozens upon dozens of books.
How to Start a Book Club - www.book-clubs-resource.com/running/starting.php
Provides tips on how to start a book club.
Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com
Discussion questions, author information, and customer reviews make this a fun site for book club members.
Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/index.cfm?fuseaction=starting_club
Another good website for help with getting started with a book club.
Book Discussion Groups - http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Book_Discussion_Groups
Additional resources for anyone starting a book club.
Oprah's Book Club - www.oprah.com/entity/oprahsbookclub
Oprah’s Book Club provides resources (author bio, discussion questions, forums, etc.) for the many titles Oprah has selected over the years.
Book Lust - http://booklust.wetpaint.com/page/Ready%2C+Set%2C+Liftoff%3A+Books+that+Ignite+Discussion
Nancy Pearl’s List of Books that Ignite Discussion.
Reading Group Choices - www.readinggroupchoices.com
Great tips, suggested reading, discussion guides, and theme ideas.
Books - New York Times - www.nytimes.com/pages/books/
What books are most popular? Check out the NY Times Book Page to find out.
BookMuse - www.bookmuse.com/pages/resources/starting.asp
Book Muse’s Ten Tips to Starting a Book Club.
Does the library sponsor any book clubs that I may join?
How can the library help me start a book club?
In addition to the above resources, the library offers the Bagged Books service. Check out http://greenwoodlibrary.nonprofitsites.com/bagged_books.asp to see the titles for the dozens of book club sets available.
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