This message is to let everyone know that November will be the last month we have two book club meetings per month. As of December, we will be eliminating the second meetup, reducing it to one per month.
As December and January are already on the calendar for a Monday, they will remain as Monday meetups however as of February, all meetups will move to Sunday evenings.
This decision has been made due to the fact that, with the last four meetings, we had a number of no shows and same day cancellations which drastically reduced the number of attendees, making it unnecessary to have two per month. As it takes a great deal of time for me to organize, find venues for and attend two meetings per month, I find it necessary to take this step.
Monthly meetups will be posted well in advance. As always, waiting lists will be on each month.
There are several book clubs out there but they either seem to be disbanding, specialized or for women only so I decided to start this one. I am the former organizer of a large book club in Nashville which, I'm proud to say, is still going strong and I hope to bring that same success to this one. I had the opportunity to read a lot of great books I may not have picked up on my own and I hope to be introduced to even more!
This is a co-ed bookclub that will meet once a month, at local coffee shops and cafes in the area, and discuss one book per month. While the meetups will happen primarily in the Edgewater/Andersonbille/Rogers Park area, it isn't limited to people who live in those areas; all are welcome!
Books will be selected through a nomination and voting process (via the polling system on Meetup) and provided three months at a time so folks (especially those who like to use the library) have a chance to find and read the books.
Other events that don't require reading a book (but do have a literary theme) will also be set up such as checking out the movie versions of books we've read, live productions, etc.