We are a society of opinionated people and thanks to social media we enjoy sharing our vast and varied opinions with others via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the likes. However, there’s something to be said about sharing your thoughts and ideas from behind the safety and shield of a computer screen versus doing so in “real life”. It simply cannot compare to the thrill, risk and intellectual engagement of sharing those thoughts and opinions in person with people who may or may not hold the same ideas. Especially considering that while a highly communicative generation of humans we are finding ourselves communicating less and less with other humans. So drawing inspiration from the Socratic method of Ancient Greece, The Stein Salon of 27 Rue De Fleurus and the classroom of John Keating at Welton Academy* the Librarians at the Drake Public Library would like to invite you to consider joining our new Book Club the Genre Shifters.
I will confess that from time to time I do thoroughly enjoy engaging in the art of debate however the goal of the Genre Shifters if to provide a gathering for book lovers for the purpose of having fun and exploring a variety of literary options. We’ll be picking a different genre of literature each month to encourage those of us who perhaps get caught in a rut of reading similar subjects. Says the library who is on her 8th Arthurian tale in a row….
Would you consider joining us on this new adventure? There will be cookies!
We will be hosting an informative tea on August 10th from 5-7:30 to answer any questions.
By: Crystal McKissick