Join the Canton Book Club at the Canton Branch Library

By Haywood County Library | Sep 03, 2014
Longtime library employee Keneitha Bryson, who recently retired, but will continue hosting the Canton Book Club.

"Because a book club is a real asset to the life of a community, the Canton Branch Library is planning to sponsor such a club," wrote Katherine Levine, the librarian of the Canton Branch Library, on a flyer typed on Haywood County Public Library stationary back in the mid-1970s.

Under the direction of Levine, members of the Canton Book Club met for several years to discuss books and listen to guest speakers. One of the members of the book club was Keneitha Bryson, a longtime library employee at the Canton Branch Library who recently retired. Bryson remembers the book club members fondly; many of them were lifelong patrons of the library. Bryson was a member of the book club "until other pursuits took me away," she said. By the early 1980s, Levine had retired and the book club no longer met.

Though Bryson herself may be retired now, she couldn’t stay away from the library for long. She will continue to coordinate the “new” Canton Book Club, which she started up again in August 2012.

Bryson will host the next book club get-together at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Those interested in joining are asked to bring excerpts from books they’ve read recently to share with the group.

The Canton Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month and is an informal gathering of adults who love reading books. All those who enjoy reading and sharing what they’ve read with others are invited to attend. New members are always welcome.

For more information, call the Canton Branch Library at 648-2924.

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