Tupper Lightfoot to begin ‘silent book club’ Tuesday

Published 8:21 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is always looking for new ways to share the love of reading and, on Tuesday night, “Tupper” will kick of the library’s latest “way” with the organizational meeting of the Silent Book Club from 6 until 7:30 p.m.

Karis Nicholson, circulation clerk, said the idea of a silent book club is for participants to bring a book they are reading for discussion.

Those who are not currently reading a book will have the opportunity to check out a book for inclusion at the next monthly meeting of the Silent Book Club.

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Nicholson said the format for a silent book club usually includes a time for silent reading and a time for sharing and discussion.

“At Tuesday night’s organizational meeting, we will have supper together and talk about our aspirations for future meetings,” Nicholson said. “If time permits, we will share what we are reading or have recently read.”

The Silent Book Club is open to adult readers, who enjoy not only reading books, but also sharing what they have read and hearing from others what they are reading.

“Everyone who enjoys reading is invited to join us on Tuesday night and to bring a friend,” Nicholson said.

“Tupper” has another opportunity for adult readers to come together to share their love of reading at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month.

“‘Growing Words” is a workshop where writers of poetry and prose meet to discuss what that are working on and to hear what other writers are working on,” Nicholson said. “‘Growing Words’ explores different types of writing and encourages the participants to try new ways of telling their stories.”

Those who participate in “Growing Words” have found that words seem to flow more freely when there’s food for thought, which is usually a pot of stew or a bowl of peas and a platter of cornbread. Everyone is welcome.

Contact Theresa Trawick or Karis Nicholson at 334-735-2145.