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Six new book groups to launch at Williamsburg Regional Library

The Williamsburg Library. (file photo)
The Williamsburg Library. (file photo)

Avid readers looking for the next great book may be able to find it by participating in Williamsburg Regional Library’s new programs.

Williamsburg Regional Library is rolling out six new book groups in September, according to a library press release. Each group focuses on a different genre or theme, including fiction, mystery and graphic novels.

No registration is required to attend the group meetings and join in the discussion.

“Matching wits with the world’s greatest detective, discovering galaxies unknown to humankind, or taking a closer look at the vibrant and fascinating world around us — everybody knows that books have the power to expand your mind and take you on a fantastic journey,” stated the release. “Sometimes those journeys are a little more fun when you have friends along for the ride, which is where WRL’s new book groups come in.”

For more information about the groups or where to find copies of the groups’ selected readings, visit one of the libraries’ public service desks.

“Librarians love to link people who read, and what better way to do it?” Andrew Smith, readers’ services librarian, said in the release. “With six widely varied groups, everyone is bound to find a home in this community of readers.”

The six groups are:

  • WhoDunnits, “A mystery book group that will spend its first year focusing on the adventures of the Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes,” according to the release. WhoDunnits meetings will take place at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Williamsburg Library.
  • Fellowship in a Ring will explore science fiction and fantasy across various forms of media, and will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the James City County Library.
  • Real People/Real Stories will study nonfiction in the realms of history, biography, nature and science. Meetings will convene at 2 p.m. in the Stryker Center on the third Thursday of each month. The first meeting will include a discussion of Russian Roulette by Giles Milton. Copies are available for checkout at the library.
  • Power in the Panels meetings will discuss graphic novels. The first meeting will convene for a discussion of Mooncop at 7 p.m. September 27 at the Williamsburg Library/ Visit a public service desk for information on the group’s schedule.
  • Novel Ideas and Turning Pages are “two similar but distinct discussion groups exploring classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world.” Novel Ideas’ meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in the James City County Library on the third Monday of the month. 
  • Turning Pages will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Williamsburg Library. Both groups will share many of the same selected readings, but will discuss them in a different order.

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