Shreve Memorial Library’s Virtual Book Club will discuss two fan favorites to kick off the New Year. The book club meets virtually each month via Zoom and features discussions led by some of Shreve Memorial Library’s long-standing book clubs that, prior to the pandemic, would have normally met in person at the branches. In January, the Books & Brats Book Club will join the SML Virtual Book Club to discuss “All Things Dune,” and the Red River Readers Book Club will join in February to discuss Kristin Harmel’s The Book of Lost Names. Participation in SML’s Virtual Book Club is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
On Tuesday, January 26, fans of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction saga, Dune, are invited to join the Main Branch’s Books & Brats Book Club for an in-depth discussion of “All Things Dune.” The award-winning original novel was published in 1965 and has since become a science fiction media franchise featuring books, novels, short stories, comics, films, television series, games, and more. Any fan of the Dune Universe or science fiction will not want to miss this meeting of the SML Virtual Book Club. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m.
The Red River Readers Book Club, based out of the Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch, will co-host the February SML Virtual Book Club meeting and discuss Kristin Harmel’s The Book of Lost Names. Based on an incredible true story from World War II, The Book of Lost Names follows a young woman with a talent for forgery as she helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis. The February meeting of the SML Virtual Book Club will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Participation in either book club meeting is free and open to the public. Reading the books beforehand is recommended, but not required. To register for either SML Virtual Book Club meeting, please visit https://bit.ly/SMLBookClub2021.