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Book Club

Downtown Wednesday Afternoon

2024-03-06 14:00:00 2024-03-06 15:00:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions. Downtown Branch - Angus Ross Room

Wednesday, March 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-06 14:00:00 2024-03-06 15:00:00 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.

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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 first Wednesday of the month, from September to June. The June meeting is scheduled for members to chose the selections for the following year.


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 2023 -  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

October 2023 - The Lovers by Paolo Cognetti

November 2023 - The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake

December 2023 - Haven by Emma Donoghue

January 2024 - Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson

February 2024 - The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

March 2024 - The Push by Ashley Audrain

April 2024 - Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

May 2024 - Women Talking by Miriam Toews

June 2024 - Selection Meeting for following year, no book discussion



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AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Life and Learning |

TAGS: | book clubs |

Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Apr 08 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 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

Fri, Apr 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Apr 14, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

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

Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Apr 16, 9:45am - 11:45am
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
West Lounge

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Apr 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Apr 21, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
West Lounge

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Floor

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Apr 28, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Apr 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

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

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

Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Canceled
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, May 05, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 07, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tue, May 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Fri, May 10, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, May 12, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab