Welcome!

Hello, book club fans! While the coronavirus has forced us to close our branches and suspend our in-person club meetings, but we've been working behind the scenes to create a virtual book club experience.

So we're moving to Discord! We set up a server and several channels for many of our book clubs, and even set up a schedule. 

Now all we need is you! 

If you're new to the Discord platform, check out the how-to put together by staff to help you get on our server and join our discussions. Below, you'll find the club and book schedules.

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How to Join a CCPL Zoom Book Discussion

We may not be able to get together at the library but we can still have great conversations! Join one of our Zoom book discussions by clicking on the Registration link in the third column and signing up. You'll get an email from the CCPL staff member moderating the discussion shortly before the group starts providing the login and password to join the Zoom room.

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How to Join the CCPL Discord Server

Discord is an application used for chatting on your computer or smartphone.  Chats can be done through typing on your keyboard or smartphone or through the audio features of your computer or smartphone.

If you wish to participate in the CCPL online book clubs via Discord, you will need to create a free Discord account if you do not already have one. If you'd like to have a PDF of instructions with images to verify you're on the right path, we have that here. Here's how to join us:

  1. To do this, please go to https://discordapp.com/register
  2. To create an account, please type the email address you would like your Discord profile to be associated with.  This should be an email account that you have access to in case you forget your Discord login information at a later time.
  3. Under “Username” please select a name you are comfortable with other Discord users seeing.  You can change this username at a later time but it is easier to come up with a name you are comfortable with and can remember easily.
  4. Under “Password” please select a password that you can remember easily but is not associated with other online or other important accounts you have.
  5. Once you are comfortable with your username and password, left click/select the blue “Continue” button.
  6. You may see a screen asking to verify that you “are not a robot.”
  7. Left click on the box to the left of “I’m not a robot”
  8. You may see one of these where it asks you to select all the pictures that have an image of something in them.  The pictures and what they ask you to find will vary. Once you select all the pictures, left click/select the blue “VERIFY” button on the bottom right.
  9. Once this is done correctly, you Discord account will be successfully created. 
  10. The welcome screen will ask you if you’d like to “Create Your Server.” Please select “Skip”
  11. To join the CCPL Book Talk Server, please select the button with the + sign in the upper left. 
  12. Left click/select the green “Join a server” button on the right.
  13. You can find the code/link to the CCPL Book Talk Server at https://discord.gg/ydGFvBg. Enter the link/code and left click/select the green “Join” button and you should now be a part of the CCPL Book Talk Server.
  14. You should see the CCPL logo and “CCPL Book Talk” in the top left of your screen. Welcome to CCPL's Discord Server! 
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Date and Time Title Platform
Virtual Short Fiction Discussion    
Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. “Introduction” by Curtis Sittenfeld  and “Godmother Tea” by Selena Anderson  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. “The Apartment” by T.C. Boyle and “A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed” by Jason Brown  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. “Sibling Rivalry” by Michael Byers and “The Nanny” by Emma Cline  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. “Halloween” by Marian Crotty and “Something Street” by Carolyn Ferrell  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. “This is Pleasure” by Mary Gaitskill and “In the Event” by Meng Jin  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. “The Children” by Andrea Lee and “Rubberdust” by Sarah Thankam Mathews  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. “It’s Not You” by Elizabeth McCracken  and “Liberté” by Scott Nadelson  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. “Howl Palace” by Leigh Newman and “The Nine-Tailed Fox Explains” by Jane Pek  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. “The Hands of Dirty Children” by Alejandro Puyana and “Octopus VII” by Anna Reeser  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. “Enlightenment” by William Pei Shih and “Kennedy” by Kevin Wilson  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. “The Special World” by Tiphanie Yanique and a selection from The New Yorker  Zoom REGISTER
Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. Selections from The New Yorker  Zoom REGISTER
     
Read for Change: Using Literacy to Fight Racism    
     
Literary Gibbes Discussion    
Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others Zoom REGISTER
Friday, March 19 at 1 p.m. Susan Sontag's On Photography Zoom REGISTER
Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Details coming soon!  
Friday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Details coming soon!  
Friday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. Details coming soon!  
     
Not Fiction Book Discussion    
Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30 p.m. The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story by Marie Arana Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars by Jo Marchant Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Fumi Nakamura Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time by Ben Ehrenreich Zoom REGISTER
     
Sea Islands Book Club    
Tuesday, January 19 at 2 p.m. Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m.  Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal Zoom REGISTER
Tuesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. The Huntress by Kate Quinn Zoom REGISTER
     

 

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