SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – Do you like to read? Are you interested in interacting with members of the local community? Summit County Library has a club for that. Young and old alike can join the monthly and bi-monthly thematic book clubs organized by the library. The list of clubs on offer is aimed at pupils from 4th grade to those over 21, history buffs and film buffs.
If you are giving a child a book club alternate locations between Kimball Junction and Kamas for monthly meetings. The club is specifically for 4th, 5th and 6th graders as well as one adult of choice. Children and adults met to discuss Katherine Applegate wishing tree Thursday at the Kamas Valley branch and plan to meet Sept. 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kimball Junction branch to discuss the award-winning novel Newbery Honor by Grace Lin, Where the mountain meets the moon and celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Pre-registration is required, register now here.
The Sips n’ Stories Book Club is a book club for adults aged 21 and over. The participants met Thursday on Zoom for a drink and a discussion around Cristina Henríquez’s book, The Unknown American Books. The next meeting will be on September 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom to discuss the book by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, When the stars are scattered. Pre-registration is required, register now here.
The Kamas Book Club hosted its monthly Miriam Murcutt and Richard Starks book discussion on Monday, In a town called paradox. On September 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. participants will meet to discuss Code Girls by Liza Mundy in the conference room of the South Summit Services Building.
The Book to Film Club is organizing a free screening of salt in my soul Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kimball Junction branch auditorium. After the film, there will be an optional meeting on the book and the film. There are many upcoming meetings for the Book to Film Club at the Kimball Junction Branch auditorium, including:
- The Man Who Knew Infinity (September 8 at 6:00 p.m.)
- Death on the Nile (October 13 at 6:00 p.m.)
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Zoom meeting – November 10 at 6:00 p.m.)
- Penguin Bloom (Zoom meeting – December 8 at 6:00 p.m.)
- Anxious People (Zoom meeting – January 12 at 6:00 p.m.)
- Our Souls at Night (Zoom Meetup – February 9 at 6:00 p.m.)
The Coalville Book Club will be hosting its monthly book talk on August 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Coalville Branch Library. This month’s discussion will be about Jess Walter The Cold Millions.
On Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m., Jess Walter will address the community and book signings in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation. The History Book Club also reads The Cold Millions. Instead of meeting for a typical discussion, history book club attendees should plan to attend author Jess Walter’s visit to the Park City Library.
Kimball Junction branch manager Shaylee Phelps says several book clubs, including the Kamas Book Club, Coalville Book Club and Book to Film Club, have been operating for many years with steady attendance.
“They’ve had great turnouts and are very successful,” Phelps said.
In the Summit County Library’s monthly newsletter and on their website, all book clubs and events are listed with dates and times of upcoming meetings as well as advanced registration information if needed.
To find more information about Summit County Library book clubs and upcoming events, click here.