Jane Eyre Contest Winner

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Congratulations to our Jane Eyre contest winner Butler Area Public Library in Pennsylvania! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000. The winning comment came from Joy Walsh.

Thank you to the patrons who nominated their library, and thanks to all who participated in our discussions!

There will be another chance to win at the end of August. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter.

Now Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

We just finished discussing Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for September/October, Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

Untitled-28Gabriel Utterson is intrigued by the sinister figure of Mr Hyde, and the latter’s strange relationship with Utterson’s good friend, Dr Jekyll. When Mr Hyde beats a Member of Parliament to death, Gabriel Utterson tries to get to the bottom of the mystery and eventually discovers Dr Jekyll’s dark secret.

Check out Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In October, we’ll post questions about the book for you to discuss.

July/August Book Club Pick

The book club is now reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine, which just so happens to be a nice tie-in for Independence Day.

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“When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir,” wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had.

Start reading the book and follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about Common Sense and Thomas Paine. In August, we’ll post questions about the book for you to discuss.

And don’t forget to register your library for a chance to win a free classics audiobook collection, valued at $1,000! See the Contest tab for details.

Happy Reading!