LONGMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY
When the Longmont Public Library launched its new Read for Your Health Book Group in January, staff had no idea how dominant health issues would become in 2020 or how much time and effort we would all spend trying to stay healthy. The fledgling book group managed only one meeting before COVID-19 brought all in-person library programming to a halt.
Now, with patrons accustomed to online programming, Library staff are resuscitating the health-focused book group, beginning Dec. 8 via Webex with a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The December meeting will focus on the book, "Heart: A History" by Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist who explores the history of medical research on the heart and what we know about this amazing organ.
The book group, for adults and teens ages 16 and older, will continue to feature titles with an emphasis on improved health and quality of life. The group will meet every other month and provide an opportunity to read and discuss some major health topics of our day. Meetings of the group will be led by a librarian.
With in-kind support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, a division of the National Library of Medicine, the Longmont Library is able to offer this timely and interesting twist on a traditional book group. Future titles will be added based on the group composition and interest.
Eight free copies of each book to be discussed will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the second-floor desk approximately a month before the meeting date to patrons registered for the book group.
Other copies can be obtained through the library's online catalog, from other libraries, and through local bookstores. Participation is free, but registration is required for each meeting and is limited to 25 participants.
For complete details and to register, visit http://bit.ly/BookGrps. Patrons without internet access or an email address can call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.