Issue 13 | November 2018
Pinal County
Library District
Make the Most of Your Library...Book Club Kits
Do you j ust love talking about books? Perhaps you get together with friends--and maybe a bottle of wine--to talk about the great books you're reading. Or maybe you attend one of the regular books clubs at our Pinal County Libraries. Perhaps you are thinking about starting a book club of your own. If any of these sounds like you, the library has what you need!

Our Book Club Kits include 8-10 copies of a popular title, plus a handy booklet with reviews, author information, and questions to help get the discussion started. There's even a list of recommended "read-alikes," so if you enjoy the book, you can find others like it.

A list of our Book Club Kits can be found in the Reader Resources section of our website; just click the "Book Clubs" tab. You can also simply type "Book Club Kit" into our catalog search box. You'll find hundreds of kits available. Just click "Place Request" in our catalog for the title you want, and we'll ship it right to your library for pick up. Book club kits check out for an extended period, and they're renewable --just like the rest of our materials.
Featured Events This Month
November is National Novel-Writing Month, and November 1 was National Authors' Day. In honor of the authors whose works help make libraries possible, here are some of the book clubs meeting at libraries around Pinal County this month.
Tuesday, November 6, 1:30-2:30 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:30-2:30 pm. Please contact the Apache Junction Public Library for titles and more information.
Wednesday, November 7, 1 2-1:30 PM
Vista Grande Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

Join the Literati Book Discussion Group at the Vista Grande Library. Meets the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Vista Grande Library for titles and information.
Wednesday, November 7, 6-7 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

The Florence book club meets at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Florence Public Library for details.
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-6:30 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Pinal Page Turners meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. To sign out a book club selection, simply visit the library before the scheduled meeting date. You'll need a valid contact number and a library card. Snacks and drinks are provided. For more information please contact the Coolidge Public Library. 
Tuesday, November 15, 5-6 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road
Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Kids looking for a different kind of book club are invited to join us for exciting reads and interactive events like games, contests and fan art that will bring books to life. Off the Page Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information please contact the Maricopa Public Library.

Want More Upcoming Events?
Check our Calendars!
The Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

Some of the larger local libraries have their own, more detailed calendars:
Research Spotlight
Our libraries are fun places with a lot of entertainment to offer, but we also provide great research tools. We offer subscription research databases that you can access for free with your library card.
T his month's feature database:

Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database, offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works. Literature Resource Center provides access to a diversity of scholars and critics that represent all views and perspectives.
Features include:
  • A deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis, including content from such reference titles as Books & Authors, Contemporary Authors Online, the Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.
  • Author biographies and work overviews, news, images, and links to audio interviews
  • Integrated tools to enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. 

You can find Literature Resource Center and our other online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.

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