TODAY'S TIP - Calling All Readers

This being a blog, we mostly call attention to online resources and technology issues. Today, we return to our roots with this week’s tip about books, and especially book clubs.

The City of San Francisco turns into one big book club each year with the title selected for the One City One Book program. This year’s title is Zeitoun, by local literary angel Dave Eggers. Every other month, there is a new title from On the Same Page, San Francisco’s bi-monthly book club.

Book Clubs are as varied as the books they read, and there are many sources for information about starting your own club. San Francisco Public Library offers advice on hosting a club, suggestions, the Book Club in a Box and many resources to help you find possible titles for your club to read. You can check out a guide at the Library and there are even fictional books about book clubs.

More resources are available online at BookList, Reading Group Choices, Reading Group Guides, and Reader’s Circle.

If you have a book club, be sure to stop by the Excelsior Branch to tell us about it, join the Adult Summer Reading Program and submit your selection for the Excelsior Blog’s “What we Like” feature.

Excelsior Librarians and Staff share tips & tricks to help you make the most of the San Francisco Public Library catalog, databases and website. New tips posted Tuesdays on the Excelsior Blog. Watch this space!

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