Not your average Book Club! It is more than turning pages. It is the first step to engage your community and get them into the library to discuss ideas around lyrics, novels, film, and comics.
The Edge has themed this book club series aroung Apocalypse so that the series as well as the larger project has a through line.
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse)
Before you run a Book Club, do your Apocalypse research
Also, if you need some pointers/ideas about facilitating a community discussion, go here Engaging community
How to Run a Book Club Templates
These templates are for running Book Clubs that cover:
- Graphic Novel
- Songs and Lyrics
Book Club Template
To create a new Book Club you can use this generic template
This template covers all you need to run a Book Club in your library. It includes:
- Event plan
- Pre and post event evaluation tips and forms
If you would like to run a Book Club about songs, a graphic novel or a film, you can check out the workshops used at SLQ and other libraries below.
Book Clubs @ The Deception Bay Library
The first three book club events at Deception bay in Sep-Oct 2017 were such a hit that the library decided to continue with the series every second week.
Here are the posters for the Deception Bay book club series (please note that it was decided not to call it a book club rather 'Larger than Life at the Library' and then for the second series they went with 'Not Your Average Book Club'
Book Clubs @ The Edge SLQ
These are the Books Club events run at The Edge SLQ.
Bookclub marketing material at The Edge