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Book clubs, public and private

Posted Monday, January 28, 2013, at 10:05 PM

By WICKY SLEIGHT

Three book clubs meet regularly at the Library. Everyone is invited to attend.

Tea at 2 meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. On Nov. 27, the group will discuss "Celia, a Slave." An elegant tea is served so reservations are required by calling the Library 660-886-3391.

Pageturners meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. On Nov. 26, members will discuss "Celia, a Slave." Pageturners and Tea at 2 discuss the same book each month. Melanie Dees Campbell is the leader of both clubs.

Lit Wits meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. On Nov. 14, the group will discuss "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle."

The date was changed in November due to Thanksgiving. There will be no meeting in December. Brenda Miller leads the Lit Wits discussion.

Stop by the library to get copies of these books and start reading.

If you have an e-reader, lead a book club, or just want to know about the newest books, the library is making our selection tools available for you to browse in the Gathering Ground room.

Magazines such as "Publisher's Weekly," "Library Journal," "The Horn Book," and "New York Times Book Review" are excellent sources for the best and newest books, with honest professional reviews.

On a Personal Note
Since I am now a commuting spouse, leaving my husband during the week in St. Louis, I decided he and I would have our own book club. I got this idea from the new book "The End of Your Life Book Club" (on order). Our book club, however, was not formed for sad reasons--just with the idea that we could re-connect over a shared book. The first book we are reading is "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick. Based on the recommendation of a friend in a couples book club in Corvallis, Oregon, we will read "Uncle Tom's Cabin" next. Carol declared it a fabulous read.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a personal and private book club with siblings, best friends, grandparents, grandchildren? We can help you find just the right book for your discussion.



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