Friends and Books: A Great Combination

Now that we are finding ourselves looking for ways to broaden our interpersonal connections, why not grab some friends and start your own book club? October is National Reading Group Month, and a great way to celebrate is by gathering some of your closest besties, grabbing snacks and a beverage of your choice, and diving in to discuss a great (or not so great) book together.

Once we are adults, we may feel that so much of life is spent doing things for others, and we might forget to indulge in things we really enjoy, such as friends and reading. Do not worry if you can only meet once every couple of months. Combining a love for reading and the need for human connection is a wonderful opportunity and doesn’t involve an electronic device of some sort. 

If starting your own book club seems incredibly daunting, have no fear! Here at the Canton Public Library we have several wonderful options available, and new members are always welcome.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group meets on the third Monday of every month from 7:00-8:00 PM. This group is sponsored by the Friends of the Canton Public Library and reads fiction titles with a contemporary setting. See the 2022 selection of titles here

Eclectic Book Group

The Eclectic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from noon-1:00 PM. As the name suggests, the group reads a variety of genres and styles, including fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels. See the 2022 selection of titles here.

Senior Book Group

The Senior Book Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 2:00-3:00 PM. This group reads a variety of fiction genres and a few nonfiction titles each year. See the 2022 selection of titles here

Have a group of friends but not sure what book to tackle or how you would get enough copies? Be sure to check out our extensive Book Club in a Bag selection. Each bag contains 10 copies of a title along with a list of suggested questions to spark conversation.

Now that you have these resources, get out there and make book club history! Be sure to have fun and remember, snacks are always welcome.