Have you always wanted to join a book club but couldn’t find the time? Now’s the perfect time to join our Online Book Club! In this online reading community, you will connect with patrons from neighboring libraries through the enjoyment of reading and discussing books on your own schedule from your own home. All participants will have the opportunity to vote on future reading selections, which may relate to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology and other user-submitted ideas. There is no cost to participate—you just have to register and get a copy of the book from your preferred source.
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez Thursday, October 15–Thursday, December 10
“A literature professor tries to rediscover who she is after the sudden death of her husband, even as a series of family and political jolts force her to ask what we owe those in crisis in our families, biological or otherwise”
“Ravishing and heartfelt, Afterlife explores the complexities of familial devotion and tragedy against a backdrop of a world in crisis, and the ways in which we struggle to maintain hope, faith, compassion and love.”
Thursday, October 15: Kick-off our reading by responding to our Pre-Reading Question
Thursday, October 26: Finish reading the prologue and chapters 1 & 2
Wednesday, November 4: Finish reading chapters 3 & 4
Wednesday, November 11: Finish reading chapters 5, 6 & 7
Thursday, November 26: Finish reading chapters 8 & 9
Thursday, December 10: Finish the book and prepare for the end-of-book discussion
How it works
The book club will connect through a private online forum where members can discuss the current book and connect with each other. In addition to our standard eBook platforms, all participants will be sent a link to a Freading eBook. The group will spend two to three months on each book, so you’ll have plenty of time to read.
There are three main reasons we hope you’ll be excited to participate in our book club:
Gain a stronger connection to your community
Embrace lifelong learning and personal growth
Because reading is good for you!
Watch our Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Erica, give you even more reasons to join!
Erica will walk you through the registration process and help you navigate the landing page.
PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies, libraries and alumni associations and will be moderating the group to help make this program a great experience for all. Please email them at email@example.com with any questions or visit their website at www.pbc.guru to see more of what they do.