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    I was reading an interesting blog piece by Delia Lloyd debating whether she should or shouldn’t belong to a Book Club or Group.  She questioned whether groups were too social losing the intimate nature each reader has with a work or given the variety of types of groups did she know how to choose one because she wasn’t sure just what she was expecting to get out of it.  We’re all different, so it’s natural for each of us to expect something uniquely ours out of our book group experience.  We’ve hesitated to qualify what type our library’s book group is just for that reason.   Delia ended up on the pro group side and her reasons for joining a book group are the same as mine.

    1. You get to meet new people who share new insights into our world and we into theirs.
    2. You read books you’d never be naturally inclined to pick up yourself which means you have an opportunity to grow.
    3. Some topics just need to be discussed.  Our last group spent an hour talking about the horrors and ravages of World War II. Can’t what we learned there be applied to how we think about war now?
    4. Getting off on a tangent is a good thing.  Invariable we each internalize the book we’ve read and lay its messages over our own lives.  It’s impossible not to share. Members become real people to each other, ultimately friends, and community.

    Consider joining a club or group.  The Library’s is always open to new members where you’ll find a warm and welcoming crew.  There’s still time and copies available for our next title, The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. “A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.” Amazon.com  Stop at the book group shelf in the New Books section to pick up a copy. 


    Horicon Public Library has made it easier to take us with you where ever you go, just throw us in your hip pocket.  We’ve partnered with Boopsie, a division of Demco Software, for a library app that easy to use from your phone or tablet.  The app is available from the App Store or Google Play depending on your device software.  Once in the store, search for Horiconlib2go or scan the QRC code the next time you visit the library.

    The app is a fantastic resource making the library available to you 24/7.  What can you do with the app?  Search the catalog, place holds and manage renewals, create a digital library card to use in the library, download ebooks and eaudiobooks, view the library calendar of events, view online resources, and connect with our social pages. 

    Some of you told us how much you missed having a library app and we listened.  We hope you enjoy this app as much as the last.