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SCLD Online Book Club

FOR READERS LIKE YOU

Our Online Book Club offers five book selections per year. For each book, you have around two months to read, comment, and interact with others on this online community forum.

We’ll be reading fiction, nonfiction, and other genres. Adults who are interested in lifelong learning, personal growth, or who want to read for relaxation will find additional content related to the book on the online forum. You can participate in discussions or just gather new information and perspectives without interacting.

Start reading right away!

For each book selection, in-district library card holders can download the eBook version with no waiting or holds. Other library card holders and those who prefer reading printed books can place a hold for the title in our catalog or, if preferred, purchase a copy from their favorite bookseller.

Anyone can join the book club at no cost. And with your in-district library card, you will get immediate access to the eBook version of book selections.

If you don’t have a library card, you can get your card online.

Our Online Book Club forum is moderated by Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru, which manages book clubs for libraries, alumni associations, and other organizations. PBC Guru provides additional engaging content that you can explore for each book selection.

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CURRENT BOOK SELECTION

JANUARY 7–MARCH 11

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

By Michelle McNamara

Publisher’s synopsis

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Awards & nominations

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | Anthony Award Winner | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

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BENEFITS OF JOINING A BOOK CLUB

Connect with others

Share your ideas and learn from others about the books you’re reading and the topics covered. Discover new connections in your community to others from different backgrounds and generations.

Continue learning & growing

Gain new perspectives when exposed to books you might not typically read and engaging and thought-provoking online discussions. You’ll have access to dynamic learning and opportunities for personal growth that you can tap into whenever it fits your schedule.

Uncover the health benefits of reading

Reading can reduce stress, help you sleep better, alleviate depression symptoms, help prevent age-related cognitive decline, and may even help you live longer (healthline.com and experteditor.com.au). Reading can also make you smarter and more empathetic to others, increasing your reasoning ability, vocabulary, emotional intelligence, leadership abilities, and creativity (bigthink.com and Harvard Business Review).

If you have questions about how the book club works, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section provided by PBC Guru.

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