Book Rapport book club reboots at Sims Library

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Friday nights are about to get lit for book lovers at Sims Library in Waxahachie. 

Starting April 5, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and continuing each first Friday of the month thereafter, the Book Rapport book club will bring together avid readers for discussion about their current reads and a chance to acquaint each other with new authors and different genres. 

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Open to all adults, library members or not, the club gives participants a chance to discuss what they’re currently reading rather than prescribing a title for all to read at the same pace. The open approach offers club members a chance to be exposed to a wider range of material, says Elias Contreras, reference librarian for Sims Library and Book Rapport discussion leader. 

“Most book clubs, they kind of elect or get told we’re going to read certain things, a certain genre. In this book club, Book Rapport, we just have a talk about what we’ve been reading, what we like; what we don’t like,” Elias says. “Usually, someone will say, you know, this is what I’ve read this month, this one or two or three books, and kind of give a synopsis. Usually what ends up happening is we end up in a conversation about authors we like, or genres we like, or a series.” 

Elias says the Book Rapport book club began meeting at the library in 2018 and grew to about 12 participants. After a pause for the COVID 19 pandemic, the library is rebooting the club and expects it to become a popular offering for adult readers of all ages. 

“When we held it before, it was a good mix. We had some older people and some younger people, which makes it good because you get exposed to different books that you normally wouldn’t read, or authors that you haven’t heard of,” Elias says.

Participation in the book club is free of charge, and no library membership is required.

Nicholas P. Sims Library is located at 515 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165.


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