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.
The library has a number of book discussions that you can join. Or we can provide resources and 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.
These are a few of the regular book discussions currently meeting at your library:
The Nobel Readers Book Discussion Group
This group began meeting during the summer of 2008. Currently, we meet once a month (the third Tuesday) to read and discuss works of literature by winners of the Nobel Prize. Please check our online calendar for our next meeting. We always welcome newcomers whether they have finished the book or not! Keep up with the Nobel Book Club's reading by checking out our Good Reads page.
This group meets at the Keene Public Library at 7:00 PM on certain Thursdays, Sept.—May. Check the Great Books page for dates and readings. 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 the online calendar to see what the group is reading now.
History Book Club
Non-fiction lovers can join our history book club. The club meets once a month on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
Parenting Book Club
The Keene Public Library, Mothers (and Others) Uniting to Create a Non-violent and Just World for ALL Children, and Monadnock Restorative Justice are collaborating in a discussion about how to bring Restorative Justice practices into the home.
Restorative Justice is an approach towards harmful behavior which puts a higher priority on repairing the harm done to relationships and community than on blaming and punishing. The questions asked are:
To explore how to apply these ideas in a family setting, we will be reading Barbara Coloroso's book Kids Are Worth It!; Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline. Copies are available to borrow from the library.
Discussions will take place every other Thursday, 5:30 p.m.- 7 :00 p.m. from September 12, 2013 through November 21, 2013..They will be facilitated by Kate Kerman, mediator and coordinator for 13 years of the Peer Mediation Program at Keene High School.
Youth Book Discussions
A series of book discussions for middle and high school aged kids is being planned now. Call the library at 603-352-0157 to volunteer to help in this effort and for more information.
Read the latest books in your email with our Online Book Clubs.
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. READS-TO-GO Book Club Kits include 15 copies of a discussable book, discussion questions, author biographies, and information on starting and keeping a book club energized.
These kits will help libraries and book groups by enhancing the book group experience for members and simplifying the borrowing process for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarians and Book Club leaders. Libraries and patrons will be able to borrow through the Keene Public Library's ILL a complete book club discussion kit in a bag! Check out the READS-To-Go Website to see what books are available. You may want to consider selecting one of these books for your next book discussion.