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Book Club

Amnesty International Book Club

2024-05-09 19:00:00 2024-05-09 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, May 09
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-09 19:00:00 2024-05-09 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 - Planning Session - Join us as we decide which books to read when we reconvene in the fall

 

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


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

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, 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