Sisters Connected is an African American Book Discussion group which began in July of 1998. The group is sponsored by the High Point Public Library. It is a way to bring members of the community together to discuss authors whose subject matter is that of the African American experience. The group meets once a month. Previous meetings have included a Pajama party, meetings at the library, the park, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and in restaurants. We have hosted book signings and discussions by well-known authors such as Dori Sanders, Mama Dip, Jacqueline Thomas, Lorraine Johnson-Coleman, and a number of other local authors. We have just recently hosted our first ever Book Lovers Retreat. It was an extraordinary time for authors and participants as well. We select and discuss a variety of types of materials from relationship fiction, short stories, mystery, folklore, and nonfiction titles all of which are by African American authors or about the African American experience. We always welcome new members to participate in our discussions and programs. If you are interested please contact Maxine Days at 336-883-3652 or Jo Williamson at 336-883-3521 for more information.
The Readersí Guild Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club
The Readersí Guild Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club is a monthly book discussion group designed for readers of science fiction and fantasy. Itís a fun, casual group where participants share their thoughts on great stories and all things speculative. Everyone has a say in which books the group chooses to read. Previous selections have included works by classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin, but the group also reads newer titles like The Hunger Games and A Discovery of Witches. No matter the book, the discussion is always a good one.
The Readersí Guild meets in the Book Lovers Room on the 3rd floor of the library on a weekday evening each month. For details about the next meeting date or for more information about the book club, please contact Sara Addison-Kristel at High Point Public Library. Call (336) 883-3244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. New members are always welcome.
The Manga/Anime Club
The Manga/Anime Club is a group for teens who enjoy Japanese manga,
anime, or pop culture. This lively club has been meeting at the library
since 2011 and is accepting new members. Club members gather each week
to draw, participate in special projects and crafts, and hang out with
people who have similar interests. Basic art supplies and learning
materials are provided for those who are learning or practicing
The group usually meets in the Teen Garage on two Friday afternoons each month. Meetings are from 4:00-5:30pm. This club is free and open to teens ages 12-17. Upcoming club meetings and special events will be listed on the libraryís Events calendar. To find out more about the Manga/Anime Club, please contact Sara Addison-Kristel at (336) 883-3244 or email@example.com.
Twelve at Twelve
Who: Ladies who enjoy reading
What: Lively book presentations and discussion...share with us what youíve read recently
When: 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the fourth Monday of each month (we start and end promptly)
Where: The Book Lovers Room (3rd floor) at High Point Public Library
Contact for more information:
Readersí Services Division
High Point Public Library
(336) 883 - 3244
Family and Local History Book Clubs
The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library (High Point, N.C.) sponsors two cooperating book clubs.
The PastTimes Historical Fiction Book Club, moderated by Jackie Hedstrom, will choose a fiction title every two to three months. This book is intended to open up a topic of interest to genealogists working on lineages in the Southeastern United States. At the same time, the Southeastern Genealogistsí Bookshelf, moderated by Larry W. Cates, will choose a non-fiction book on the same topic or about the same historical period.
Call 883-3637 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.