Book Clubs

DON’T READ ALONE – JOIN A BOOK CLUB!

We are offering a monthly Virtual Book Club on Zoom.

Join us every Second Monday. 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Our Next Reads:

March 8, 2021: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Join us online for monthly book discussions to meet new people, discover new genres and titles, and have good conversation in a relaxed and open setting. To join, please email Jeannette.

 

Additionally, we offer two other ways to connect with others and read!

February 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Theater & Skidompha Collaboration
Classic Western Book and Film Club
Shane by Jack Schaefer
We’re partnering with The Lincoln Theater for their (virtual) Classic Western Book and Film Club. SHANE, a 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer and 1953 Oscar winning film for Best Cinematography, is the second in this four part series celebrating western novels and their adaptations to the big screen. Please feel free to sign up for one or both of these discussion groups.
The book discussion will take place on Tuesday, February 23 at 11 a.m. The film screening discussion, led by Andrew Fenniman of Lincoln Theater, will take place on Saturday, February 27 at 3 PM. Both discussions will be held by Zoom. To join, please email Jeannette.
Anti-Racism Book Group. March 3, 2021
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Rolling all year with a new book for each 3-week cycles
Leigh Anne Keichline, a Skidompha patron and educator trained in racial equity and diversity work, offers anti-racism book discussions for Skidompha.
This small group book club will meet weekly through Zoom, discussing one text (or film) using guided questions and supplemental materials. We warmly welcome those who are newly considering anti-racism, and those who are further along on their journey.  Patrons can join for any three-week cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. There is a two-week break in between cycles. 
The next cycle begins Wed. March 3, reading I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown. It runs for three consecutive Wednesday sessions, starting at 5:30 pm.  Reach out as soon as possible to allow yourself time to get a book and begin reading!
Future cycles will include Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Stamped, the YA Version by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. 
Leigh Anne is an educator who holds a Masters in Education and Literacy as well as one in Political Science. Passionate about racial justice but humble in her own journey, she offers a space for curiosity, care, respect, and growth. She has been trained as a SEED leader from the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) out of Wellesley University.
Email Leigh Anne at paperandshells@gmail.com to express interest. Please put “Skidompha Book Club” in your subject line.

 

Book Club in a Bag

We have a selection of titles available in our Book Club in a Bag program. There are 8 to 10 copies of a book to enjoy with your book club. There is also a list available of titles available for book clubs available from other libraries.