After a short break for the holidays the Public Library Pageturners Book Club will resume meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10:15 a.m.
The club, organized and operated by volunteers, meets in the Community room at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.
The title to be discussed in January is “Sailing Alone Around the Room,” by Billy Collins. The discussion leader will be George Ives.
Copies of the books can be checked out at the library’s Research and Information Desk or through area library collections. Participants planning to pass the book on to others or to make notes in the book should arrange to purchase it through other sources.
The book is a collection of poems by a former Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins held that honor from 2001 to 2003. In his home state, he has been recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004-2006.
He was recently appointed the Irving Bacheller Chair of Creative Writing at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and is a Visiting Scholar with the Winter Park Institute. Collins remains a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
The Public Library Pageturners Book Club is made possible in part through a grant from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. The library purchases 20 copies of each book club selection. After the club’s discussion the books are bundled along with discussion questions and made available for other book groups to check out.
Upcoming books in the Pageturner series, their discussion date and discussion leader include:
► “The Annotated Alice in Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll, Feb. 24, Denise Clark.
► “A Treasure Called Tubbs Hill,” by Scott Reed, March 24, Scott Reed.
► “Big Trouble,” by Anthony Lucas, April 28, Bev Moss.
► “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” May 26, Virginia Johnson.
► “Home,” by Marylynne Robinson, June 23, George Sayler.
► TBA, July 28, Len Mattei.
► “View From Castle Rock,” by Alice Munro, Aug. 25, Sheila Wood.
► “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, Sept. 22, Lloyd Duman.
Anyone needing accommodations to participate in a library program is asked to contact the staff prior to attending the activity.
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