Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: Book Club

Registration now closed

Book Club

Downtown Monday Morning

2024-04-15 10:45:00 2024-04-15 12:15:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions. Downtown Branch - Angus Ross Room

Monday, April 15
10:45am - 12:15pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-15 10:45:00 2024-04-15 12:15:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions. Downtown Branch - Angus Ross Room

Downtown Branch

Angus Ross Room

Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions.

Book Clubs are led by the community members that attend on a regular basis, they select the monthly books in advance so everyone can read the same book title. This book club meets the second Monday  of the month, from September to June. Please note in October and March, the book club will meet on the 3rd Monday of the month.


Listed below are a few reminders so everyone can enjoy the club

  • The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines & Patron Conduct Policy.
  • Registration is required, space is limited. If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration.
  • All participants are encouraged to read the book, if you don't like the style, at least read the first few chapters and the final chapter so you can participate in the discussions.
  • Remember to stay on topic, you invested the time to read the book, so come prepared to discuss. There are no wrong or right interpretations of a book – just different perspectives.
  • Be gracious in your comments. If you did not like the book, be kind in your feedback. Contribute positively and respectfully.
  • Take turns, give everyone a chance to share. Remember, book clubs are discussion groups. Keep an open mind, ready to discover new books and ideas. 
  • Respect the discussion space, be a good listener and don't engage in side conversations, be sure to mute your cell phones!

Book Club Selections

September 11 - The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

October 16 - Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast by John Vaillant

November 13 - Freezing Order: A True Story of Russian Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Putin’s Wrath by Bill Browder 

December 11 - Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects our Minds and How to Build Immunity by Sander van der Linden 

January 8 - Pathogenesis: A History of the World in 8 Plagues by Jonathan Kennedy

February 12 - How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, From Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner 

March 18 - Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

April 8 - The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, From the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us by Stephen Brusatte

May 13 - Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia

June 10 - Book selection for next session 



We want to improve, to serve you better. Please take a moment to complete our Program Evaluation Form.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Beyond | Book Clubs |

TAGS: | book clubs |

Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, May 20 Closed
(Victoria Day)
Tue, May 21 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Sun, May 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Sun, May 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room,Gathering Place

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, May 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 28, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Reading Garden

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Garden

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Reading Garden

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 10, 10:45am - 12:15pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Rescheduled
Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
New date Friday, June 07, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor ,Reading Garden

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place,Reading Garden

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Garden

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room