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Liverpool Library Book Clubs & Discussions

After Dinner Books

The After Dinner Books evening book discussion group has been meeting monthly at Liverpool Public Library since 1990. It always welcomes newcomers to its lively conversations about books. Contemporary fiction, classics, short story collections and works of nonfiction are discussed.

The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm except for January and July. Upcoming books for discussion are available at the Checkout Desk about one month before the scheduled discussion. Ask at the desk to obtain a copy of the next After Dinner Books selection. You are also welcome to purchase the books at bookstores or borrow them from friends. Pick up a copy of our next discussion book and help us make our next book discussion a memorable one!

Book discussions for August - December 2014

Book discussions for February through June 2014

Thursday Morning Book Klatch

coffee.jpg Thursday Morning Book Klatch
The Klatch is a discussion group that typically meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. except in June and December.  All participants help in the selection of books to be read. Newcomers are welcome to join at any time and participate in our spirited exchange of thoughts and opinions.

Selected books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk about one month before the discussion date. Please checkout, borrow, or buy a copy of the next book and join us for a cup of coffee or tea and some lively conversation!

Book Selections for July- December 2014

 

 

Thursday Morning Book Klatch Archive

Book Selections for January - May 2014

Book Selections for July - November 2012

Book Selections for January - May 2012

Book Selections for July-November 2011

Book Selections for January - May 2011

Book Selections for July-November 2010

Book Selections for January-May 2010

Book selections for July-November 2009

Book selections for Winter-Spring 2009

Book Selections for July - November 2008 

After Dinner Book Discussions Archive

Book Discussions for Summer-Fall 2013

Book Discussions for February to June 2013

Book Discussions for February to June 2012

Book Discussions for Summer/Fall 2011

Book Discussions for Winter/Spring 2011

Book Discussions for Summer/Fall 2010

Book Selections for Winter/Spring 2010

Book selections for Summer/Fall 2009

Book selections for Winter/Spring 2009

Book selections for Summer/Fall 2008 

Book Discussion Resources

LPL Book Club - Past Selections

Starting a Book Discussion Group  
Move over, Oprah! Tips on how to organize your own club among your friends and neighbors. 

Leading a Book Discussion Group  
How to get a discussion started, what questions to ask, and more.

Book Club Bags from the Library
"B
ook Club in a Bag" kits are available from the Liverpool Public Library. Each bag contains 12 paperback copies of a single title, an author biography and interview, a list of discussion questions, and other materials that can be checked out for 6 weeks.

Book Club Kits from the Central Library 
Onondaga County Public Library Book Club Kits, available from the Central Library, feature 12 paperback books and a reader’s guide with discussion questions. Kits have a six-week loan period.

Reading Group Choices
Recommendations from book group members, librarians, booksellers, literary agents, publicists, authors, and publishers.

Book Movement
Book reviews and recommendations from over 7,500 book clubs.
  
Online Book Discussions

Online book discussion directory by BookSpot.com.

Starting a Book Discussion Group

Starting a Book Discussion Group

Book discussion groups can be formed by groups of friends, coworkers, and other acquaintances. All that's required is a love of reading and exchanging ideas, and a willingness to try books selected by the group that one might not normally select on one's own. Two or three people who have an interest can build a book discussion group if each one agrees to invite other friends or acquaintances. Placing an ad in a publication such as a newsletter published by your church, school district, or place of employment would be another means of recruiting fellow readers. 

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Leading a Book Discussion Group

Leading a Book Discussion

Book discussion groups usually have a leader or moderator to keep the discussion on target and make sure every member has an opportunity to contribute. The moderator may want to prepare an opening comment or question to launch the discussion, and be prepared with other questions or observances should the discussion lag or become bogged down on one particular aspect of the story.

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