The North Book Club at Durham’s North Regional Library has been meeting since 2007, according to librarian Shelley Geyer.
When and where do you meet? The club meets at the library at 10 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except November and December, when we normally meet a week earlier).
Tell us about your club. Meetings start with a brief biography of the author of the current book. A discussion immediately follows, often sparked by an observation or opinion offered by one of the members. While we have questions handy in case the discussion lags, they are rarely needed. We average between 11 and 14 participants, and books are selected from members’ suggestions.
What are you reading now? “The Wind in the Willows,” by Kenneth Grahame
What is your club’s favorite book? “The Martian,” by Andy Weir, is a personal favorite.
What’s unique about your club? While we usually read fiction, we enjoy exploring genres and getting each other out of our comfort zones. We’ve selected books from categories such as biography, urban fiction, romance, graphic novels, children’s literature and science fiction. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t read the book (although we can’t promise not to give away the ending).
How to join: If you’re interested in joining, contact the Durham County North Regional Library at 919-560-0236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wind in the Willows
Ariel Books, 205 pages