Monthly Archives: November 2014

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death TV Show!

Hey all,

I just discovered that our January book, “Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death” by MC Beaton is going to be a TV show on Sky 1 around Christmas time! I’m going to try to read the book before watching, but I’m making no promises 🙂

Read all about it here!

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Next Meeting of the MW-RART

Agatha-Raisin-1Our next meeting with be Monday January 12, 2015 9:45-12:00 at the Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway, MA. For this meeting the subgenre is Cozy Mystery. If you can make it, please read “Agatha Christie and A Quiche of Death” by M.C. Beaton and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.
 
Please make sure to introduce yourself (if you haven’t already!) and submit your 2nd title information
 
You can register for the January meeting at the MLS Calendar
The discussion leaders for the group are Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net) and Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net). Kristi Chadwick from MLS will also be on hand to assist with our discussion.

Announcement!

Laura Bernheim and Louise Goldstein from the Waltham Public Library have offered to be co-discussion leaders for the MW-RART! And Stefanie Aucoin (Needham) has offered to assist! All three have been attending the NE-RART for a couple of years. Also Waltham was awarded an LSTA grant for a RA study which was very successful and continues on as the staff enjoyed it so much. Looks like our group is coming together.

First Meeting of the MW-RART is Monday, Nov 10th!

OuBlackEchor very first Metrowest Reader’s Advisory Roundtable (MW-RART) meeting is Monday November 10, 2014, 9:45 – Noon at the Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot St, Natick, MA .
We decided to do a mystery book for our first meeting and the subgenre of police procedural for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read “The Black Echo” by Michael Connelly and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. During the meeting we can decide if we want to do a deeper study of the mystery genre for a few meetings or move to different genres. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.
If you’re looking for ideas for your second title in the Police Procedurals subgenre, we’ve put some here. Just click on the HERE.
The MW-RART is open to all library staff members in Massachusetts – whether you work in Metrowest or live here. Please register for the MWRART on the Massachusetts Library System website. We plan to meet every other month, September thru May so feel free to register for any that you can attend. You don’t have to commit to attending all of the meetings to join the group!
Hope to see you on the 10th!