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Breaking the First Rule of Book Club by Rebecca Howard

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I want to talk about book clubs.  I’ve been involved with several over the years and have found them to be deeply rewarding—each in their own ways.  There are a few dangerous pitfalls that book clubs have to strive to avoid, though.  In no particular order, here they are:
1) The book club becomes a wine club
2) The book club becomes a whine club
3) Not everyone reads the book
4) One individual (who typically has not read the entire book) dominates discussion
5) The same person selects titles each month

Documents in the News -- Consumer Price Index

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Being a Government Documents Librarian (and gov info junky) I was wide awake when on my morning radio news I heard mention of the Consumer Price Index and a desire to change how it's calculated resulting in a shift of the health of our economy.

Holiday Romance

Looking for some fun holiday romance fiction to read? Here are a few suggestions (we would love to hear what your suggestions are as well):

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair

The Christmas Inn by Stella MacLean

Mistletoe Wishes by Carole Mortimer, Jane Porter, Catherine George

January Book Club Selection: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

While the Book Club won’t meet in December, there is a book that your adult learner can begin reading for the next meeting in January (it’s a little longer than our typical books, hence two months to read it).  The book for January’s meeting is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  This is the second installment of Collins’ Huger Games series, and follows our heroine Katniss Everdeen after she won The Hunger Games, and now finds herself the unwitting spokesperson of a potential rebellion against the Capitol.  We ha

The Fiscal Cliff and Nonprofits

No one knows for sure how the Fiscal Cliff will play out or how it will affect nonprofits. However, proposed reductions to government grants and charitable tax benefits could be a troubling mix for charitable organizations.

These resources explore what the Fiscal Cliff could mean for nonprofits and how nonprofits are pushing back and preparing:

 

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