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.
News of the World: a Novel by Paulette Jiles
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return her to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn—both human and natural.
Thursday, March 18: Kick-off our reading by responding to our pre-reading question
Thursday, April 1: Finish reading chapters 1–4
Thursday, April 8: Finish reading chapters 5–7
Thursday, April 15: Finish reading chapters 8–13
Thursday, April 29: Finish reading chapters 14–18
Thursday, May 13: 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.