Although they celebrate today, October 14th marked the 20th anniversary of the Krause Memorial Library’s book discussion group. For the past 20 years, this group of avid readers has met monthly at the library to discuss a variety of books and topics, from mystery and suspense to science fiction. “The first book we read was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” recalls Pat Kaiser, one of the founding members. Over the years the group has enjoyed a variety of classic and popular titles. Some of the more recent notable titles have included My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, The Bridge of San Luis Rey: A Novel by Thornton Wilder, and Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel. Although the group doesn’t always share the same opinion when it comes to books, they certainly appreciate the discussion. “It helps to hear other points of view.” says Evie Swinehart, another founding book group member. “Sometimes I really don’t appreciate a book until I hear someone else’s point of view. I never liked science fiction much before, but having discussed it with people that do, I have a new appreciation.”
KDL congratulates Krause Memorial’s Book Discussion group on their 20th anniversary and wishes them the best for the next 20! If you would like to start a book discussion group, contact your local KDL branch for book discussion resources and room availability.
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