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Fall 2022
Issue No. 93

We look forward to sharing readers advisory innovations,
tips, tricks, and discussions with you in 2023!
ARRT membership supports our programming efforts and grants access to the ARRT Genre Study and Book Club Study. Membership is $15 ($5 for students)
and is valid for one calendar year (January-December).

A benefit of being a member is a digital copy of The ARRT Popular Fiction List
(5th edition) for individual use. Members can contact to get a copy!
As updates are made, members will be sent the updated editions.  Members are
welcome at the Genre Study. Members also may attend our Book Club Study

To join or renew your membership
You can register online through Memberplanet or print the form available on the ARRT website and mail it to the address on the form along with your payment.
If you are paying by check, you will receive a link once your membership has been processed so you can register online.

Summer Program Recap
On August 9, 2022, ARRT teamed with RAILS to present Summer in the Streets: The Urban Lit Movement. The program featured K’wan, Joy Deja King, Anna Black and Kareem Williams in panel format, talk about their experiences reading, writing and promoting the hot Urban Lit genre.

If you were not able to attend the program you can catch it here on YouTube.

ARRT Genre Study
We’re wrapping up two years of narrative nonfiction. Bring your favorite sure bet (or two) to recommend to patrons. Think about other formats for narrative nonfiction—watch a documentary or listen to a podcast, noting crossover appeals. We’re also talking displays and promotions: share what’s worked, what you want to try, and questions.
Thursday, December 1, 2-4 p.m.  
Register here

Book Club Study
The Adult Reading Round Table provides all members access to our quarterly Book Club Study, which combines a book discussion and leadership training.
We give library book discussion leaders the chance to sit back and enjoy being discussion participants while also offering a forum for sharing questions and practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book group leaders. This “nuts and bolts” training session is offered at the end of each discussion.
Both the traditional book discussion and the leadership training session are moderated by a member of the ARRT Steering Committee. Upcoming discussions are posted on this website and members are also invited to join discussions by email. If you are a member and wish to attend the discussion, you must register in advance and secure your own copy of the book.
With a rotating cast of leaders, titles, and locations, we hope our members will find a discussion that fits their schedule.

2023 Discussion Schedule:
Winter: Wednesday, March 8th, 2-4 p.m.
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Spring, Summer, and Fall: TBA 

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