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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 3A Barn Owl Books Owner Kara Rockett-Arsenault will feature selections for the new monthly Community Book Club at her Main Street store in Quincy. "Salt Houses" by Hala Alyan is the first read chosen for the club and copies will also be available to check out from the Quincy Library. Photo by Roni Java Roni Java Staff Writer If you love to read and share ideas from books, or hear what someone else thought about the work of an author you really liked -- come to the Quincy Library this afternoon and meet some like-minded folks, "Book clubs combine the benefits of reading, social gatherings and different perspectives," said Plumas County Librarian Lindsay Fuchs. "You learn a lot just by seeing how other people approach the same thing as you. They're also fun, which at the end of the day, is why I think someone should join. Together with co-sponsor Kara Rockett-Arsenault, who owns Barn Owl Books in downtown Quincy, Fuchs invites anyone who loves to read and talk about authors' writings to join the brand new Community Book Club. The first meeting takes place today from 4 to 5:30 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the public meeting room of the Quincy Library at 445 Jackson Street. Rockett-Arsenault will celebrate the flu'st-year anniversary of her bookstore Oct. 1 and she has wanted to start a local book club for some time, she said. Great minds do think alike -- Librarian Fuchs had also been considering the same thing and a visit to the bookstore brought the plan to life over the summer. "Book clubs are a nice way to get together with people who have differing viewpoints to talk about something you've just read," Rockett-Arsenault commented with a smile. "When you hear other interpretations of a writer's work, it can make you think 'hmm' and want to go back and look again at what the author said." With Plumas County Library and Barn Owl Books jointly sponsoring the new club, the bookstore owner also appreciated the opportunity to reach more people. "I like the idea of the book selections being available for loan from the library," Rockett-Arsenault noted. "It helps eliminate one possible obstacle (for people who might want to join)." The book club will meet monthly on the third Wednesday and is open to readers of all interests. The next meetings will be held Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. There will be no December meeting due to the holidays. Several copies of each selected book will be available for checkout at the library or purchase at the bookstore. Book fans please take note, though;,the selections won't be available through the library's "zip book" program. To launch the club, the flu'st two books have been pre-selected: "Salt Houses" by Hala Alyan is the pick for September and "Wonder Valley" by Ivy Pochoda will be the October read. Club members will jointly recommend and vote for future book selections in advance, so the November book choice will be discussed at tonight's initial club meeting. Selections can be nominated by any attendee and they must be available in paperback and be less than 450 pages. The club is intended to foster an environment that will be safe, fun and conducive to an enjoyable discussion. Meetings will be facilitated to share the floor and give all attendees a respectful chance to speak and share opinions. In addition to proposing book titles and voting for club reads, Librarian Fuchs explained, "Book clubs give you the "space to really think about the book. If you like reading, it gives you a chance to talk to people about what you've read and helps cement time for you to pursue something you enjoy." She encouraged the community to come and find out more about the new book club. "Even if you think you aren't a fan of reading," she added, "the structure can give you the push to try new books/genres you would have dismissed on your own." For more information, call the library at 283-6310 or Barn Owl Books at 283-2665. You can also f'md details online at or RF~LTOR~ RSPS~ CTC ] DRE # 01296045 Bank launches school supply drive The Plumas Bank teams in Quincy and Chester are organizing a School Supply Drive and they are reaching out to their communities for help~ Organizer of the Quincy drive, Pam Johnson, said every student deserves to have the tools they need to be successful in school. "Let's work together to give them a good start," she said. You will find tl~e list of requested supplies at the Quincy branch of Plumas Bank. Johnson asks that you purchase as many of the items as you can and drop them off at the branch by Thursday, Sept. 27. Donors will have a chance to win one of two gift certificates at each branch. 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