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Get to Know the Watertown Summer Snack Chat Book Group
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Get to Know the Watertown Summer Snack Chat Book Group

Daydreaming about a summer book group may be just the thing you need right now. But this book group is delightful for another reason: it’s a book group for children, specifically, youngsters entering grades three through five. For those who may have considered starting a book group for children, but need evidence of how to […]

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Getting Them While They’re Young: A Book Group for Tweens

Getting Them While They’re Young: A Book Group for Tweens

Book clubs are a familiar sight for adults. They are gatherings, maybe of friends or colleagues, with frank discussions about a book and its meaning. But we shouldn’t limit that wonderful sense of belonging to just adults. What about a book group for tweens? I wasn’t sure if such a group existed until I did some […]

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Book Podcast: Breakfast at the Bookstore

Book Podcast: Breakfast at the Bookstore

Podcasts about books and reading are gaining in popularity. They are a great way to find new books to read for yourself or your book group. But podcast conversations can also provide the same kind of delights that a book group can provide—the joy of hearing another person’s perspectives on a book and the ways in […]

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Is Your Book Group Stuck in a One-Book Rut? Try a Multiple-Book Discussion
By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Is Your Book Group Stuck in a One-Book Rut? Try a Multiple-Book Discussion

One book or many? It’s a question I debate with my colleague Andrew Smith, who leads one-book discussion groups at Williamsburg Library. I prefer themed book groups that bring multiple books to the table for each meeting. Ultimately, either solution can be effective. Sue Dittmar, a wonderful librarian from St. Charles City-County Library District in […]

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