Well, the members of the Mott Public Library Book Club are getting started. We are reading, “The Storyteller”, by Jody Piccoult. The next book will be, “Go Set a Watchman”, the sequel to, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee.
The Club members will watch the movie, TKAM, first to refresh our memories of Gregory Peck’s good looks and the nuances of the story in November and discuss the book in December. The Club has decided to choose books as a group, meet to discuss the book and to include activities to enhance our enjoyment of the stories and have a little fun out with other readers.
Book Clubs meet a variety of member needs. We might be able to pull out of our reading ruts by being exposed to a varied selection of books or authors we might not necessarily choose for ourselves.
Books introduce us to new people and places through their characters and settings. We expand our horizons and increase our understanding of different cultures and develop empathy for the struggles of others. We cheer for the heroes and root for the underdog in well written stories.
Discussion of the books and our thoughts or insights about them help us to organize our thoughts and to fine tune our communication skills. We find new ways to express our thoughts or feelings as we practice honesty and tact.
The social aspect of Book Clubs is particularly appealing. Book Clubs are a great place to meet other folks who enjoy books, who delight in learning and who are eager to share books with others.
Join a meeting of the Mott Public Library Book Club to see if you might want to join us on a regular basis. We plan books one month ahead, we plan activities and we are a welcoming group of readers. We have had only one meeting. You are welcome to join at any time.
Your Librarian, Carol
Did I say that I love my job? Well, I DO. I get to do what I love each and every day. 😀
Happenings at the Mott Public Library.
Donations are managed daily. Patrons are enjoying the selection of new books and because of CREW, rediscovered treasures. Programming for children, teens and adults. Planning for fundraisers and the Summer Reading Program. Prep for the Highway 21 Sale. I will break it down for you so that you will have the full scoop.
Mott Public Library Board Meeting–Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Mott Public Library at 7 p.m.
Accepted and Processed daily- It takes about 10 minutes to process each selected book/media and 10 minutes to process each deselected book/media. There is a lot of room for volunteerism here. Donations of media such as magazines also take time and space and are GREATLY appreciated.
Continuous Review Evaluation Weeding. This method, quoted from the guide, “saves space and time and makes the collection more appealing.” This has taken hours and days of…
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