Whether you’re part of a thriving book club, want to start one, or hope to connect with one, mark your calendar for an afternoon of celebrating authors, books, and the joy of reading.
“Building a Community of Readers: The Loudoun County Book Club Conference” takes place Saturday, March 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Dr. in Stone Ridge. The event is open to the public free of charge.
Sessions include “Running a Successful Book Club,” with Northern Virginia author and professor Art Taylor of George Mason University. He’ll offer tips for running a successful book club, including the best way to moderate, establishing ground rules, and choosing the right titles. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin will be used for sample discussion. It’s helpful, but not necessary, to read it before the conference; copies are available at all LCPL branch information desks.
“Connect with Book Clubs” features library staff sharing how the library can enhance your community book club through book kits, online resources, and favorite titles. Community book club leaders and members are invited to tell others about their own meetings. A door prize drawing for a Kindle Fire will conclude the day.
The conference is sponsored by Loudoun Library Foundation, Inc. For more information, visit library.loudoun.gov/events or call Gum Spring Library: 571-258-3838.