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Book Club

Downtown Monday Morning

2024-03-18 10:45:00 2024-03-18 12:15:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions. Downtown Branch - Oro Lions Room

Monday, March 18
10:45am - 12:15pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-18 10:45:00 2024-03-18 12:15:00 America/New_York Book Club Discover new book titles and connect with like-minded readers for animated discussions. Downtown Branch - Oro Lions Room

Downtown Branch

Oro Lions 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



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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