The Pageturners Library Book Club begins its third year at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library next month.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library approved a $3,000 grant to the club to fund the purchase of books through January 2013.
Pageturners is organized by volunteers and meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room. (The November discussion has been moved up a week due to Thanksgiving, and the club does not meet in December.) Discussions are open to all adult readers free of charge.
“Pageturners was designed to give people the opportunity to participate in a book club without having to buy the books,” said Katie Saylor, Library Trustee and a club organizer.
The library buys 20 copies of each of the books selected for the club and following its discussion bundles books along with discussion materials. This “book club kit” is then made available to other book clubs. A complete list of the kits can be found on the library’s computer catalog.
To check on the availability of book club selections visit the library’s Research and Information Desk.
Books selected for the coming year, discussion dates, and discussion leaders include:
► “Memory Wall,” fiction by Anthony Doerr, Nov. 17, Fran Bahr.
► “Where Men Win Glory,” nonfiction by Jon Krakauer, Jan. 25, Lloyd Duman.
► “Little Heathens,” nonfiction by Mildred Kalish, Feb. 22, Denise Clark.
► “Oranges,” nonfiction by John McPhee, March 28, George Ives.
► “The Lost Painting,” nonfiction by Jonathan Harr, April 25, Virginia Johnson.
► “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” nonfiction by Oliver Sacks, May 23, Ernie Fokes.
► “Summer reading: Best Beach Read,” a discussion of favorite books by club members, June 27.
► “Brideshead Revisited,” fiction by Evelyn Waugh, July 25, Patrick Query.
► “In the Garden of the Beasts,” nonfiction by Erik Larsen, Aug. 22, Beverly Moss.
► “Fahrenheit 451,” Science Fiction Ray Bradbury, Sept. 26, David Townsend. (This is also the title selected by North Idaho Reads for 2012.)
► The book for the Oct. 24, 2012, discussion will be selected based on the Idaho Humanities Council Distinguished Lecturer.
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