Are you looking for a book discussion group where you can meet with others to discuss a common book? Perhaps you’ve been afraid to commit to one, or you’ve been short on time. Maybe a traditional book group hasn’t caught your eye and you’re looking for something a little different. Well here in Cedarville, we’ve added some new groups that just might pique your interest.
The Cedarville Book Discussion Group is our traditional book group. It meets on the last Monday of the month, and group members select the books. Adult Services Librarian Liz says: “This diverse group of book lovers has been meeting at the Cedarville Community Library since 2007. Members always look forward to a ‘sharing time’ when everyone has the opportunity to talk about other books they have recently read and enjoyed—this is a favorite part of our meetings and a perfect way to find your next good read.”
The Beside the Creek Book Club just started in October of 2018, and meets off-site at Telemetry on the last Tuesday of the month. Adult Services Librarian Erin notes that since the group started, membership has doubled, and hopes it continues to increase! “Our meetings are fun and relaxing since we are in a coffee shop and get to sip delicious beverages throughout the meeting. While meeting, we talk about the book, but we also take time to share about books we're reading or movies we're watching. So far, we've read a mixture of nonfiction and fiction titles—we aim to read a variety of books to make sure everyone in the group can find a title that they enjoy.”
Besides our traditional book groups, we have two unique ones as well.
Our Online Book Club is an at-your-own-pace, completely online book and movie group that started in September 2015. It’s specifically for those folks who are interested in joining a book club but can’t get to the library. Each month, a new post is available on our website with the monthly selection and background information. Then on the following Mondays of the month, Erin adds an additional blog post with all kinds of fun information and prompting questions. You can read the book, watch the movie, or download the electronic versions of either and follow along at your own speed. Erin responds to participant’s comments, and tries to vary the selection from classics to current, and a wide range of interests.
For cooking enthusiasts, we have Food For Thought, our cookbook club. Liz explains: “Food for Thought, Cedarville Community Library’s cookbook club, has been meeting bimonthly since 2015 and can best be described as a potluck with a purpose. Participants select, prepare, and share a recipe from a selected library cookbook or theme. Some of our favorites have been Trisha Yearwood and Weight Watchers cookbooks and an afternoon tea theme. Whether you are an accomplished cook or a beginner, this is a great opportunity to share and learn with others who enjoy cooking—plus you get to enjoy a delicious potluck meal at the library!”
You can check our in-house displays for the next selections, or just ask one of us at the information desk. We always welcome new participants!
Our upcoming selections are:
- Cedarville Book Discussion Group (March): Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
- Online Book Club (March): Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan with movie by Warner Brothers Pictures
- Beside the Creek Book Club (March): Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell
- Food For Thought (May): Choose a recipe from any cookbook about salads
We always welcome new members in any of our groups, so check out one today!