Sisters connected

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 sara.addison@highpointnc.gov 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 every other 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 manga-style cartooning.  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 sara.addison@highpointnc.gov.


Twelve at Twelve

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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:

Geraldine McNamara Library Associate Readersí Services Division High Point Public Library
(336) 883 - 3674

HERITAGE BOOK CLUB

The Heritage Research Center sponsors the Heritage Book Club, moderated by Larry W. Cates.  Roughly quarterly, the club chooses non-fiction and/or fiction books related to a particular historical issue or topic that would be of interest to genealogists exploring ancestors in the southeastern United States.  Past issues have included plantation life, Unionism in the Confederacy, the lives of Southern women, loyalists during the Revolution, the Reconstruction period, and moonshining.

Our in-person meetings will focus on how the various books we are reading relate to one another and the topic we've chosen.  We also reflect upon the related circumstances, challenges and decisions faced by our ancestors.  You need not be interested in genealogy, however, to involve yourself in our discussion.

Call 883-3637 or write to ncroom@highpointnc.gov for more info. 

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