The cold is making us all feel like we have a case of the shivers and cabin fever combined. Much as we grouse about the weather this time of year we do enjoy one of the benefits of it - adults making time to read. We are in the fourth week of Biblio Bingo and the good times continue to roll. We're still signing people up, enticing them with the great looking prize baskets that are on display. We have sixty four people signed up and while that is not a record, it's pretty close. There are still four weeks left in the program - four weeks to read four books - easy peasy - so come on in and sign up and get your name in the drawing for a prize basket.
The Bingo categories highlighted this week are SML Book Club Pick, Wisconsin 2014 and Thinks Like a Human/Acts Like a Human
The Library's Book Club has been meeting for at least 15 years. We've seen members come and go and that's the way it usually goes with book discussion groups but we're proud of the staying power the group has had and of the books we've decided to read. We take turns suggesting books for the group so we get a wide variety of books read and through the years we're figuring out what kinds of books make for the best discussions. We include our book picks in Biblio Bingo every few years as a way to bring the program to the attention of others and hopefully persuade those playing Biblio Bingo to join the book club. The titles in this list include The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury and Geek Love by Katharine Dunn. (this latter title really inspired a great discussion) The book club will be meeting next on Wednesday April 1st (no fooling!) and we'll be discussing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Please let us know if you want us to order the book for you so you can come to the discussion. Read more »