While You Are Waiting…Classics Book Group

While you are waiting for the next book in your hold queue, how about joining our brand new Classics Book Group?

One day we were talking about the classics – the ones we have read and the ones that we should have read – and realized that we were likely not alone in wanting to expand our literary education.  However, it didn’t seem like we needed yet another reason to get on Zoom, so we decided to create an online book group instead.  There are some great advantages to this type of group: you can join in from the comfort of your own home; you can attend on your own schedule; and you can check back as little or as often as you would like.

Our first book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a classic of American literature that is studied in classrooms around the world.  Harper Lee loosely based her story on people and events that occurred in her Alabama hometown in 1936, when she was ten-years-old.  However, Lee has often said that To Kill a Mockingbird is not an autobiography, but rather an example of how an author “should write about what he knows and write truthfully”.

We are hosting the Classics Book Group on Goodreads.  If you do not have an account, it is free and easy to join.  The link to the book group is here:  Chelmsford Classics Book Group.

Our official Week One is already underway and Week Two discussions will start on November 16th!

If To Kill a Mockingbird is not already on your bookshelf, the library has the title available in many formats, including Audiobook, Graphic Novel, Book, Large Print and Overdrive.

We are looking forward to a spirited book discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird!  We hope to see you there!