Book Club Bash is a fun, after-hours program for enthusiastic readers. We re-open on a Friday night at 7 p.m. for this event. The evening includes a dessert reception, raffle drawings, talks with publishers about new releases, and the highlight: "speed dating for books," an activity in which participants quickly exchange book recommendations in various categories.
We've hosted Book Club Bash for three consecutive years, starting in July 2013, and the program continues to grow each year. In 2015, we had 74 people attend. Patrons are very enthusiastic about their experience and request that we offer it each year.
A public library in the Chicago suburbs brings avid readers together for an evening of "book speed dating" and more.