Zoom ‘Around Town’ Book Club Enjoyed First Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Secret Santa

Four fun facts of this year’s December Book Club Meeting:

  1. Our December ‘Around Town’ Book Club was held via Zoom this year. Due to the pandemic (not fun), the group still had fun online.
  2. The group discussed the book An Amish Christmas, by Cynthia Keller, a contemporary work of fiction with a compelling family story. Everyone agreed they loved this story.
  3. The Zoom Christmas Book Club meeting was an Ugly Christmas Sweater party and everyone voted on Ugliest, Funniest, and Most Original. Winners will be receiving handmade book journals. Congratulations to Carrie Alkire, Lisa Meade, and Carolyn Tadlock.
  4. In place of our usual white elephant book exchange game, this year we had a Secret Santa book exchange. Participants sent a pre-wrapped book gift in the mail or left it at the library for the recipient to pick up with the recipients name on it, not yours. Everyone took turns unwrapping their gifts during the Zoom meeting.

The ‘Around Town’ Book Club Zoom version has been meeting every month on the Tuesday following the regular in-person since July. Those attending have been enjoying a fun discussion about lots of interesting books of varied genres, with lots of laughs sprinkled throughout the conversations. Anyone new wishing to join in for the first time needs to send an email to reece.melissa.b@gmail.com with “Book Club” in the subject line, or just send a message to the library Facebook or Instagram pages. They will receive an emailed invitation with the log in information the day before or the day of the meeting. This is a great way for others to test their interest in joining a book club. You may opt to dial in if you prefer to use it as a party line and don’t want to use a device with a camera.

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