1:30-1:45 p.m.: Welcome by Loudoun County Public Library staff
1:45-3:00 p.m.: Running
a Successful Book Club with author and professor Art Taylor: Get
the skinny on how to run a successful book club. Learn the best practices
of how to moderate a book club, establish ground rules and choose the right
titles. Taylor will use Big
Little Lies by Liane
Moriarty as a sample title for discussion. This is not required reading, but
will help you get more out of the workshop. Ask for a copy at your library's
Information Desk. Art Taylor
is a fiction writer, book critic and assistant professor of English at George
Mason University. Taylor's stories appear regularly in
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine as well as other journals and
anthologies, and he is a contributor to The Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review
of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine. His novel On the Road
with Del and Louise won the Agatha Award, and he’s won three more
Agathas for his short fiction, among other awards.
3:00-3:15 p.m.: Break
3:15-4:30 p.m.: Connect with Book Clubs: Discover what resources the library has to offer your community book club. Library staff will share information on book kits, online resources and favorite titles. Community book club leaders and members are invited to tell others about their own meetings.
4:30 p.m.: Door Prize Drawing: Gift Basket Sponsored by the Friends of the Brambleton Library.