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Thursday, September 22, 2016

RA for All Roadshow: Hinsdale [IL] Public Library’s Book Club Party!

Tonight I will be appearing at a library down the street from my house [literally, it’s two turns to get there] at the Hinsdale Public Library’s Book Club Party.  This is a SOLD OUT event!

The library is celebrating all of the great book groups that meet throughout their community and inviting them to come meet each other at the library. It’s a book people party and they have ask me to kick off the festivities by giving a short program.

I have done a version of this program for patrons a few times before, but never like this-- at a party! I am excited to get to go to a book club party. I will be talking for 1 hour and then will be hanging around to answer all of your questions. And, since you are all my neighbors, meet some like minded locals.

For both those of you attending, and those who cannot, here are slides for tonight’s event which include the link to the Hinsdale Public Library’s wonderful page just for area Book Clubs.

Please check that page out because one of the biggest trends in libraries regarding book clubs is not in hosting book clubs, but rather in servicing the book clubs that already meet in your community. Finding a way to be a part of their discussions, planning, process, etc... is where many libraries are focusing their attentions. There is no reason we have to force them to come into our buildings for their book clubs, especially if they are doing fine on their own. In fact, Hinsdale is one of the libraries leading the way in this trend. Back in July, they wrote this guest post for me about their on going local book group program-- Novel Tea. Check that out also.

Enough typing. Let’s go party....Book Club Style!

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