EVPL is excited to announce our newest virtual book discussion featuring the Women’s Fiction genre. Women’s Fiction is a genre that can best be defined as one that describes the woman’s journey and expresses what it means to the author to be female. This includes stories from around the world, written by authors of many races, colors, and creeds. Our goal is to dig deep into enlightening and entertaining stories based on the female experience.
My name is Elizabeth Isaac, and I work at EVPL Central in Reference Services. Although my reading interests vary (leaning toward nonfiction), I love to find new favorite reads to share and experience with people. I will be one of the discussion leaders for this group.
Kate Linderman will be another discussion leader. She’s an avid reader who especially enjoys Women’s Fiction. Kate has overseen book discussions at EVPL Central, EVPL Oaklyn, EVPL Red Bank, and EVPL McCollough during her time at EVPL.
Our first discussion will be on Thursday, August 27, at 7:00 pm on Zoom, over the book Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok. On its surface, it’s a mystery. Sylvie Lee is missing, and her sister, Amy is determined to find her. The story takes us from New York to Amsterdam to learn the dark secrets of Sylvie – and her family – and what it means to be lost, but also found.
In future months, we can decide, as a group, our comfort level when it comes to our reading timeline. We will also announce the following title early, for those who want to skip the current title discussion or wish to read ahead. Being that this is a virtual discussion, we are opening our digital doors and accepting members outside of our county lines. No card? No problem. The book discussion will take place via the online video service Zoom. If you need help using Zoom, these tutorials might be helpful.
Members will have multiple opportunities to find a copy of the selected materials. Titles we choose for discussion will be physically available to EVPL cardholders and also digitally, through Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla. These online services will allow library users to check out eBooks, audiobooks, and other materials for free. If you don’t have a card, we can help you find a copy of the book.
We appreciate suggestions from our members. We just ask that they fit under the genre of Women’s Fiction. If you need help knowing if it is, ask us! In future months, we can decide, as a group, our comfort level when it comes to our reading timeline. We will also announce the following title early, for those who want to skip the current title discussion or wish to read ahead.
We will meet virtually through Zoom at least once per title. During our first meeting, we can spend time taking member suggestions for book titles and guidelines for the group.
Discussion leaders will send out reminder messages and updates so check your emails regularly. If you need assistance with any of the digital services, websites, meeting times, or even just finding a book, contact us by calling 812.428.8200 and asking for the reference department.
Our mission is to encourage curiosity and community through reading, to lead members to find new favorite authors and books, and to create illuminating discussion. We look forward to reading with you!
With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.
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