Books & Reading
2019 Watauga Reading Challenge
The library sponsors a yearly reading challenge for all ages. This year's reading challenge categories range from "A book about travel" to "A book that's out of this world" to "A book set on a boat". Although all of these attributes could be ascribed to a single book, each book may only be used to satisfy a single challenge. We think this year's challenges are a good mix between the general (so you can include many of the books you would have read anyway) and the specific (so you have to read some books you never would have chosen on your own). Our library sponsors this challenge for two very important reasons: to promote literacy in our community and have fun doing it. If these goals float your boat, we hope you'll join us on this literary voyage!
Click here to go to the website where you may view the year's different challenge categories and post your own reviews.
The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:
Book Bunch Book Club
The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.
Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club
The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the Fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.
2019 Book Brewers Book Club Selections
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16: 'Nine Perfect Strangers' by Liane Moriarty
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20: 'The Poet of Tolstoy Park' by Sonny Brewer
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15: 'The Lost Book of the Grail' by Charlie Lovett
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24: ‘The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914’ by Barbara W. Tuchman and 'A Dog's Purpose'
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: 'How Did You Get This Number' by Sloane Crosley
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ???: To Be Announced (as, also, are the forthcoming year's selections, for 2020). Our usual Forth Wednesday falls on the Thanksgiving Holiday, so an alternate date will be announced.
All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are at 6:00 pm on the Fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months at Pepper’s Restaurant (look for us opposite the Salad Bar).
Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club
Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.
The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.