We have partnered with the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College to create an online book club for Mount Holyoke alums. Book club members will connect through a private forum to discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining is completely free; simply find a copy of the book to enjoy! The book club will read one book every two months so that you'll have plenty of time for each book.
by Deborah Harkness,’86
Below are a few examples of the kinds of books the group may read. A few books written by alums will be included this year. Participants will vote between several options and select a book based on reader interests for the remaining selections.
We plan to start the book club by reading one book every two months. The texts selected may be about lifelong learning and personal growth or could be novels and other books. Expect the books to take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between one and two hours a week to read, you should be fine.
No. The book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.
Participation is free for Mount Holyoke alums!
Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them.
The book club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the book club, share relevant articles and facilitate conversations about topics in the books. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.
We're using a private forum to host the online book club so it's easy to connect with fellow alums. During our signup process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the sign up, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!
Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni/ae associations and professional societies. The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is partnering with PBC to put this program in place for Mount Holyoke alums. You can check out the PBC Guru website at www.pbc.guru if you want to learn more.
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