Book clubs have long been ways for people with shared interests to gather to socialize and discuss books and authors. Prior to the pandemic, book clubs regularly met at Shreve Memorial Library branches and covered a wide variety of genres and interests including science fiction, mysteries, local interests, and more. Shreve Memorial Library is continuing this tradition with virtual book club offerings held via Zoom. Upcoming book club meetings include discussions of new historical fiction, classic novels, and science fiction favorites. Participation in the virtual book club discussions is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.
On Tuesday, February 9, the SML Virtual Book Club will host a discussion of Kristin Harmel’s The Book of Lost Names at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be co-hosted by the Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch’s Red River Readers Book. 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. This virtual book club meeting is perfect for fans of historical fiction.
The Around the World Book Club will host a virtual book club meeting on Tuesday, February 23 and discuss Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Around the World Book Club is based out of the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch and celebrates the power of stories to transport readers to other worlds and inspire dreams. The meeting will take place via Zoom at 6:00 p.m.
Science fiction fans are invited to join the Main Branch’s Books & Brats Book Club, which formerly met at The Missing Link in downtown Shreveport, on Tuesday, March 9 to discuss “All Things Ender’s Game.” Ender’s Game is the 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. The group will discuss the original novel and series as well as movie and film adaptations and comics. The discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Participation in any of the book club meetings is free and open to all ages. Reading the books beforehand is recommended, but is not required. To register for any of the virtual book club meetings, please visit https://bit.ly/SMLBookClub2021.