Friday, December 19, 2008

Resolve to join a book club

According to numerous polls, many people resolve to learn something new with the start of the new year. Joining a book club is one of the most pleasurable ways to accomplish this goal.

There are many reasons that people join book clubs, but some of the most popular reasons are that people enjoy talking about books they've enjoyed or been moved by, or even disliked. Book clubs are also a great way to challenge your mind, to encourage you to read more, or to read books that you might not normally choose. And some people who are new to an area consider joining a book club in order to meet new people.

Fauquier County Public Library has a number of book clubs and the clubs themselves cover a wide range of interests. There is no fee to attend meetings and new members are welcome to come to meetings any time they wish.

The Bealeton and John Marshall libraries each have book clubs appealing to general interests and popular fiction. The Bealeton club meets in the evening while the John Marshall Library has a daytime club and an evening club.

The Warrenton Library has three adult book clubs: the mystery book club and the daytime and evening Great Books clubs.

All three libraries have a book club for children in preschool through second grade. Books A Palooza meetings introduce the children to a new author or illustrator each month. Those attending get to do a related activity at each meeting and it is not necessary to read ahead of time. With any luck though, the children will be inspired to read more, and that's a good thing.

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