Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | November 20, 2008

It’s been awhile

It seems like forever since I’ve posted any comments and being extra busy doesn’t seem like a perfect excuse!

I’m so excited about our bookclubs. As you know libraries can be great places for bookclubs to meet.  We’ve started three very exciting and different ones here.  One of them actually meets outside the library and in Einstein’s Bagels, on Black Rock Turnpike.  Laurie, one of our most ferocious readers and a part-timer here, is the facilitator of Books n’ Bagels.  Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in a bagel shop where you can discuss an interesting book and enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious bagel, has been a great success.  The Woods International bookclub meets the first Wednesday of every month and is facilitated by our volunteer, Khorshed.  Each month they are picking a different place in the world and reading a story that takes place in that country.   On December 3rd they will be discussing “Brothers”, by Da Chen.  Da Chen will be speaking at our Writer’s Conference on December 6th, so this bookclub could have the opportunity to hear him speak.  We’ve also got our great Woods Book Group, which meets the last Wednesday of the month, in the afternoon.  This group is facilitated by Claudia, another great part-timer and her group has also chosen some thoughtful and interesting books.  Their next book is “The Madonnas of Leningrad.”  These three bookclubs have a combined total of about 70 participants and each has grown their own special flavor.  What a great tribute to our facilitators and the booklovers who attend.

Karen, the Assistant Director, and I have started our own Librarian on Loan visits to the Senior Center in Fairfield.  We are really enjoying going out to the Senior Center and holding our book discussions.  Our next meeting, at the Senior Center, is on December 3rd, in the morning. We will be discussing “The Glass Castle.” 

The library and our staff continues to be an important contributor to our town. We are becoming a gateway to our community that freely opens discussions and debates about books, current events and everyday living. We share in our stories and our lives. Join one of our bookclubs if you can. Each welcomes new participants.




  1. I love the Librarian on Loan idea…sounds like you are creating a wonderful library…

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