2013 Book Club Conference


Keynote speaker Will Schwalbe addresses attendees.On Sept. 7, 2013, the Fairfax County Public Library presented its first ever Book Club Conference. This event was held at the Fairfax County Government Center with 250 of our community’s book club members in attendance. Participants enjoyed our phenomenal keynote speaker, Will Schwalbe author of The End of Your Life Book Club, informative workshops, coffee, lunch and networking. Many attendees asked if some of the great information presented at the conference could be made available online.

Michael Dirda, who presented an engaging workshop on “Choosing Great Books for Discussion,” ran down a list of his favorite titles. Here are the ones we managed to scribble down during his talk.

Professor Art Taylor of George Mason University presented a fantastic nuts and bolts workshop on “Running a Successful Book Club.”

Staff members at our library branches have plenty of great title suggestions for book club members.

There are also books and web resources available to help readers start, run and improve their book clubs.

Keep watching our website for information on new events for book club members.


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