- Themed Book Groups -- Williamsburg Regional Library staff lead two monthly book groups: one on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3 pm at the Williamsburg Library; the other on the 4th Thursday of the month.These will be themed book groups. Participants can read any Fiction or Nonfiction title related to the theme. During the discussion, everyone will be invited to share a brief review of their selection. Click here for more information.
Williamsburg Regional Library has collected multiple copies of the following titles for use by reading groups. The books are packaged in a tote bag, and can be checked out for up to eight weeks. Many of the titles have questions and supplementary material to stimulate thoughtful discussion. Bags are available at both the Scotland Street and Croaker Road libraries. You may place a hold on the title you want and pick it up at the most convenient location. For a complete list of Gab Bag titles, click here.
The purchase of the initial nine titles was made possible through a grant from the Friends of the Library to support library-sponsored book groups. Since then, support has come from Jane and Robert McGaw, the Williamsburg Community Trust, and the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation. By sharing these group resources with community readers, the Gab Bags program extends the success of those grants.
If you have any questions about the program, or would like to learn about other book group resources available through the Williamsburg Regional Library, please contact Andrew Smith, Readers Services Librarian, or call 259-4050.