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Find your book discussion group at the Nelson Library’s Bookapalooza

By Contributor
October 18th, 2012

Read. Discuss. Socialize!

Book discussion groups have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, but finding one to join can be a challenge. As part of the Nelson Public Library’s Love-Your-Library October events, the Library wants you to find your book group! Enter Bookapalooza!–a fun, facilitated evening, part round-robin, part musical chairs on Thursday (October 25) at 7:30 p.m.

It works like this: come with your favourite book in hand: fiction or nonfiction, new or old.

We’ll have some comfy gathering spots for book discussion, coffee, tea, and goodies to prime the vocal chords and some discussion questions to get you started.

At regular intervals, prepare to move about as we play musical chairs! Over the course of the evening you’ll meet other booklovers and have fun—and you just might find yourself a new book discussion group.

There will be information about how to start a book discussion group, different models and structures (the sky’s the limit!), and ways to tweak your group.

Bookapalooza is a Nelson Library FUNdraiser.

In addition to free refreshments, for sale during the evening will be Nelson Chocofellar Library edition chocolates (with titles such as Phantom of the Almond), Oso Negro’s  Read All Night! special coffee blend, and a gorgeous line of local artist bookmarks.

Admission is a minimum donation of $10; donations of $20 and higher are eligible for a tax receipt.

Registration is appreciated; call 352-6333 or email

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