New Book Discussions Launched at Gettysburg Library
Discussing books with patrons is one of my favorite aspects of working in the library. It always interests me to see and to hear what others are reading and recommending. I have discovered new favorite authors and new types of books by discussing reading habits with patrons. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet with reading groups throughout the county to discuss the Adams County Reads One Book. Getting together with a group of people who share the same interests in an author, a title, or even a type of book, is always a guaranteed fun time.
With this in mind, it is my pleasure to announce two new exciting book discussion groups forming at the Gettysburg Library. The overall topic for each discussion group came from recommendations by the community. An online survey, posted via the library system’s social media outlets, allowed Adams County residents to share their opinions on what types of books should be discussed and when discussions should take place.
Mystery lovers will enjoy the Mystery Book Discussion, which takes place the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 6:30pm. Join other armchair detectives as we discuss mystery books and authors. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 20, in the Children's Programming Room. No registration is required.
The inaugural meeting of the Nonfiction Book Discussion will take place Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30pm, in the USS Eisenhower Room. This is a great opportunity for readers to meet and to discuss nonfiction titles. To participate in this first meeting, please read a nonfiction title by David McCullough. Details about future meetings will be discussed at this meeting. No registration is required.
For details about these book discussion groups, such as next month’s selections, please stop by, call or visit the library.
In 2015, look for other book discussion groups forming at the Gettysburg Library. If you have a specific type of book discussion you would like to see meet at the library, let us know! These discussions would not be possible without the help of volunteers willing to help lead the discussions. If you have an interest in leading a book discussion, please let us know!
If you cannot make the book discussion group meetings but would like to discover new books based on book recommendations and similar titles, take a look at the Books and Authors electronic database through the Adams County Library System website. Using your library card number and PIN number (the last four digits of your library card number), you can explore fiction and nonfiction titles and genres. Find read-a-likes of your favorite author. Discover a new series of books to enjoy. Explore books with similar themes and settings. Choose a book featured on bestsellers’ lists or award winning lists. Create an account with Books and Authors to make a “wish list” of authors and titles you want to read. If you need any help setting up an account, or would like more information about Books and Authors, visit any of the Adams County Library System locations, and the staff can help you navigate the program.
Hope to see you soon at the library!