Monday, March 13, 2006

What is "Tell Me About A Book!"?

Tell Me About a Book!
A Summer Reading Club program for Adults,
June 3-July 29, 2006,
to promote book clubs for reading, sharing and lively debate.

Clubs fill out an entry form every time they read and discuss a book.
Book lists include The New York Times Best Sellers and the Essence Reading List.
Book Clubs are not required to read books from these lists,
but they will be posted on the library website.
Copies of the books are available at the library.

One book club from each branch will be chosen to be featured on a personalized READ poster, similar to the Denzel Washington and Orlando Bloom posters you see at many libraries.
(Book Club winners must provide a digital photograph).

A drawing will be held for one book club per branch (up to 10 members)
to attend a BOOK CLUB CONFERENCE on August 26. The Conference features a free lunch, keynote address and conference calls EACH with a bestselling author.
Also includes door prizes and giveaways.

Read the library’s e-newsletter BookLetters so you can pick out the best books for you.

Buttons, bookmarks and a guide entitled “How to Start and Sustain a Book Club” also available.

This program made possible by a grant from Mid South Reads and The Assisi Foundation.

UPDATE Book Club Conference Announcement

Register your Book Club!
Enter the Drawing from June 3-July 29, 2006 to attend the
Saturday, August 26--9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Keynote Speaker
Dennis Lehane,
Author of Mystic River
Each attendee will receive a free copy
of his new release Coronado

Luncheon--Fabulous Food by Fratelli's
Lunch with bestselling chick-lit author
Emily Giffin,
author of Something Borrowed and Baby Proof

Conference Call with Bestselling Author
Jayne Ann Krentz,
also known as Amanda Quick
Her latest book, Second Sight, is climbing
the New York Times best seller list

Conference Call with Bestselling author
Travis Hunter,
author of
The Hearts of Men and One Woman Man

Lots of Door Prizes and Giveaways including a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card
One book club per branch will win (up to 10 members)
Booksignings provided by Davis Kidd Booksellers

This program made possible by a grant from
Mid South Reads and the Assisi Foundation.

Good news. Dennis Lehane, author of "Mystic River", will be the keynote speaker at the end of the conference day.

Still more good news. Jayne Ann Krentz, also known as Amanda Quick, will be on conference call at one of the bestselling author book discussion workshops.

More news in the future on who will be the luncheon speaker and the other bestselling author on conference call.

So remember starting June 3, enter Tell Me About a Book! at any Memphis Public Library location, so your book club can be drawn to attend the Book Club Conference, August 26.
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