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Western MA Readers' Advisory Round Table

book coverAdvising readers on their next book is one of the most intimidating and exhilarating aspects of library work. Helping readers with their reading needs builds an ongoing and treasured relationship between library staff and their users. Readers’ Advisory (RA) is a skill that grows over time and with practice. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 
This year we will discuss a Teen/YA arc, and wrap up with Narrative Nonfiction. And after last year's focus on diversity and inclusivity in our selections, we will continue to prioritize those in our reading and discussion! You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Join our google group for discussion and notifications!

Genre: Teen/YA Speculative Fiction

Benchmark: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
                     The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Please read a 2nd Teen/YA Speculative Fiction title. Look on the blog for a list of links to suggested titles, and be sure to comment on the blog post with your second title.

For a more detailed description and full schedule of the genre studies, check out: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -- Teen/YA Speculative Fiction ** NEW DATE ** 
     Wilbraham Public Library,  25 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham 01095-1740
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -- Teen/YA Relationships
      Gaylord Memorial Library, 47 College Street, South Hadley 01075
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -- Teen/YA Realistic Fiction
       Hatfield Public Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield 01038
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -- Narrative Nonfiction
       The Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst 01002-2285

Contact: Jan Resnick   413-531-9346  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:45am - 11:45am
Wilbraham Public Library
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