Why Join A Book Club
There are many reasons to join a book club; social engagement and intellectual stimulation to name a few. The books you read can motivate you to read more and expand your knowledge, as well as introduce you to books you might not read. And, they are the best excuse to stay in and read!

If You’re in a Book Club
If you are in a book club, you might be asking what you should choose for your next book. We recommend Thomas Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration. In addition to being an excellent read, you will have an opportunity to see and hear Thomas Friedman speak at the Carmel Public Library Foundation event on Tuesday, May 7th, at the Sunset Center. This is your chance to ask the question your book club discussed and get the answer straight from the author! Click here to purchase tickets to the event. www.sunsetcenter.org

How to Start a Book Club
Starting a book club is rewarding and fairly easy.  Here are a few tips below.  Please click on the link for more information.

  1. Determine Who You’re Inviting To Your Book Club.
  2. Define The Purpose Of Your Book Club. Do you want to learn something new? Is it more social?
  3. Where and when will you meet?
  4. Create a process to nominate books to read (topic, length, etc.)


About the book:
Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration speaks to the changes in our lives that are simultaneously creating new challenges and new opportunities. He writes about three accelerating developments that are reshaping social and economic life in powerful ways: global markets, the Earth’s climate and technology. In addition to writing several books that are international bestsellers, he has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work as a journalist with The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist.

Click here to see the discussion guide containing a set of questions that you might use for Thomas Friedman’s book. We would love to hear your book clubs’ responses to the discussion questions.

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To purchase the book:
Visit Pilgrim’s Way book store at Dolores St. between 5th & 6th in Carmel for a special promotion. Get your book signed by Thomas Friedman by purchasing your tickets here and join us at the event. Or, to check out the book, stop by the Carmel Public Library.  To borrow an MCFL Book Club to Go bundle, request the bag from the Seaside Branch Library or call 831-899-2055.

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