THOMASTON — Need an excuse to set aside some time to read? Or perhaps you haven't joined a traditional book club because it feels too much like the assigned reading in high school? Check out Thomaston Public Library's Silent Book Club.
Join others Monday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library, for a half hour of low-key (and completely optional! Introverts welcome!) socializing and light snacks, followed by an hour of reading in companionable silence. There is no required reading, so bring your own book or ask the librarians or the fellow book club members for a recommendation to borrow when you arrive.
This month, the Library is talking about reading challenges.
“Reading challenges are an excellent way to expand your literary horizons and gently push yourself outside of your comfort zone to try books or genres you might otherwise pass over,” said the Library, in a news release. “There are many different kinds of challenges for readers of all sorts, so we have selected a few to share and will discuss recommendations for some of the prompts.”
Silent Book Club typically meets at the library on the evening of the third Monday of every month, but due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the next meeting will be January 27.