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Friday, May 2, 2014

Reboot Your Book Club--May 7--Skokie

There is still time [and a bit of space] to register to see me and a panel of book club experts (see above) talking about how to reboot your book club.  You can click here to access the pdf with all of the details, but I uploaded the jpeg above for you to see a preview.

Registrations will be taken at the door, but we would appreciate it if you got in touch with Debbie Walsh at Geneva Public Library or me to let us know you are coming. It is a great deal at only $15.  You DO NOT need to be a member of ARRT to attend. This program is open to anyone who is interested.

I am very excited to both present and moderate this panel.  We are each focusing our presentations on 5 things you can do to energize your book groups.  We are only going to talk for 15 minutes each.  This will leave a full hour for the entire room to have a moderated discussion about book clubs. With the combination of experts with prepared comments and a room full of book club leaders all working together, I am convinced we will energize ourselves to go back to our book groups with many good ideas.

We had our Steering Committee Meeting yesterday and we have decided to start the discussion early.  Actually, right now.  You can start Tweeting using #arrtreads or go to our Facebook page and let us know your favorite book discussion book.  Over the next 5 days and during the presentation we will be gathering these titles to make a ARRT crowd-sourced list of great book discussion titles.

This "to be created" list is a preview of what we are going to do as a panel AND with your help to reboot your book clubs.

I am very proud to be a part of this conscious mixing of old school and new school techniques.  I truly believe it will help just about every book club get out of its rut and move into a brighter future.  [Although, on the flip side, we are also willing to discuss what to do if your book club cannot be revived.]

I hope to see you Wednesday in Skokie. But whether or not you can come, help us to make the list of book discussion books-- #arrtreads.  Even if you live far away, join the fun.  I will make sure to cross post that list here on RA for All for everyone to use.

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