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Book Club

Amnesty International Book Club

2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:30:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated in-person discussions. Downtown Branch - Oro Lions Room

Thursday, March 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:30:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated in-person discussions. Downtown Branch - Oro Lions Room

Downtown Branch

Oro Lions Room

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

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Includes interactive author interviews, live webinars, podcast episodes, challenging discussion questions and rich background on the human rights aspects of popular novels and how they apply to the real world. Amnesty International actions or more information on how you can get involved in every guide. Meetings are the third Thursday of the month - 3 times in the spring (March, April and May) and 3 times in the fall (September, October and November).

Find out what we are reading now and access the discussion guide.


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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 at 7 PM on the second Thursday of each month from September through May.


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!

October 12, 2023 -  Daschuk James.  Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

November 9, 2023 - Lama, Tsering Yangzom.  We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies: a novel

January 11, 2024 -  Corcoran, Katherine.  In the Mouth of the Wolf: a Murder, a Cover-up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press

February 8, 2024 -  Ypi, Lea.  Free:  A Child and a Country at the End of History

March 14, 2024 - Martinez, Oscar.  The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

April 11, 2024 -  Nasrallah, Dimitri.  Hotline: a novel

May 9, 2024 - (To be determined)

 

The health and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines.

If you are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration.

Questions? Please call 705-728-1010 or email askus@barrielibrary.ca


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Video Conference Programs:  

Allows you to enjoy real-time video chat with library staff and other registered participants. When joining, you have the option to connect with audio only, but it is encouraged to allow audio and video to get the most out of the program. Please note that you will be sent an email with the Zoom conference link prior to the start of the program. You will need this link to join the program.

The health and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines.

If you are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration or email askus@barrielibrary.ca

Questions? Please call 705-728-1010 or email askus@barrielibrary.ca


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, Apr 15 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 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

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

Canceled
Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
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
This event is full

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

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

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, May 14, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room