This summer, try an alternative take on the traditional book group. Jefferson County Public Library is hosting BYOB(ook) Group, a monthly themed book group at Westfax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax …
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This summer, try an alternative take on the traditional book group.
Jefferson County Public Library is hosting BYOB(ook) Group, a monthly themed book group at Westfax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. The group will meet the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30-8 p.m. Each month will have a theme, rather than a specific book.
“We want to reach people who might not normally come into the library but still want that sense of community with other book lovers,” Jennifer Kim, adult services librarian, said in a news release. “The themes ensure that participants don’t feel limited to read a specific book each month, rather they allow participants to explore new genres with the flexibility to choose their own titles.”
Participants should come prepared to talk about books that fall into the given theme, then leave with book recommendations for the rest of their summer reading.
The group dates and themes for 2018 are:
July 11, travel memoirs
Aug. 8, young adult novel with LGBTQ+ characters
Sept. 12, a book by a Colorado author
Oct. 10, a book that is translated from a different language
Nov. 14, a nonfiction graphic novel
Dec. 12, a book with a cover you hate
The book group will expand in September to a second location, Colorado Plus Brew Pub in Wheat Ridge. The Wheat Ridge group will meet the second Monday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge.
The Wheat Ridge group’s dates and themes for 2018:
Sept. 10, a book adapted into a film
Oct. 8, a book of short stories
Nov. 12, a book with characters from a culture other than your own
Dec. 10, a book of 21st century poetry.
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