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On-Your-Own Book Club

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2021-04-01 00:00:00 2021-04-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure - just good reading. Main Library

Thursday, April 01
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Add to Calendar 2021-04-01 00:00:00 2021-04-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure - just good reading. Main Library

No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure - just good reading.

This month's title is The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall. Pick up a copy of the book and handout at the Culture and AV desk. Author information, questions to ponder and read-a-likes included with each book. Fiction and nonfiction, large print and audiobooks. 

"This gentle, gorgeously written book may be one of my favorites ever." - Jenna Bush Hager (A Today show "Read with Jenna" Book Club Selection!)

This "moving portrait of love and friendship set against a backdrop of social change" (The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice) traces two married couples whose lives become entangled when the husbands become co-pastors at a famed New York City congregation in the 1960s.

Looking for your next favorite book? Check out our new service Your Next 5 Reads. Fill out a form and get reading recommendations from our librarians.

Running a book club? Check out our convenient grab-and-go Book Club To Go service for patrons in book clubs. Each BCTG canvas bag contains ten paperback copies of a book, with titles selected specifically for book clubs because of their discussion-provoking settings, plots and characters. Since most of the books are reading club editions, patrons can take advantage of the discussion starters to keep their book club meetings lively.

Click here to read all about book club options available at the library.

Contact the Culture & AV division at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org for more information.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | Reading | Book Group, Book Discussion, Adult, Readers |

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000

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Sun, May 09 Closed

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business & Government, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

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