The North Independence Masterpiece Book Club
December 10, 2011
Often, classic books endure because of their timeless themes or insights. Such literature can even rekindle our own imaginative abilities. Yet, it’s understandable how people can disagree as to what books deserve to be called 'classics' or what classic titles are really worth reading. Reading tastes and opinions simply vary. But we shouldn’t give up on categorizing some books as classics because any such labeling process might somehow be flawed. Instead, ordinary readers should be part of the search for truly great books. Moreover, when people are exposed to books that are considered classics, it is more likely that they’ll discover individual titles that are especially meaningful to them. The goal of our new Classic Masterpiece Book Club is to offer people this exposure.
We want to encourage those who participate to not only read great books, but also introduce them to literary gems they may not know about. This new book club will actively select great books and discuss the ones the group decides to read. Book titles will be selected that club members find appealing rather than books simply chosen from an arbitrary list. At each meeting, members will discuss a specific book that the group has previously decided to read. Members will also be involved in selecting a great book to be read for the next book club meeting. First, my colleague and I will give background information on certain classic book titles, and then, participants will vote on the one they like the best. Of course, we’ll narrow down the book titles to those that are generally considered as classics. But, we’ll offer up choices rather than just our own personal preferences.
This book club is geared toward adults. It will be lighthearted and upbeat. Meetings will take place at the MCPL’s North Independence Branch. The dates and times will be decided as soon as we hear back from enough people. You can sign up by calling 816.252.0950 and asking for Ed, or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to hear from you soon!!
North Independence Branch