October is National Reading Group Month (NRGM). According to the NRGM website, one of the goals of National Reading Group Month is "to increase public awareness of the joy and value of shared reading." I admit I found my way to book groups slowly and reluctantly. After spending years discussing assigned reading for school, I didn't necessarily want to read what someone else had chosen for me and I wanted to have my own experience of the books I was reading. However, I'm now a member of two book groups and I have to say I enjoy being introduced to books I might not necessarily read on my own. Having a conversation about what I'm reading enhances my reading experience and it helps me to articulate what I liked or didn't like about a book and to see points I may have overlooked.
All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day holiday. The Main Library, AAMLO and the Brookfield, Eastmont, Piedmont Avenue and Golden Gate branches will be open on Tuesday, September 2nd. All other library locations will be closed that day.