Thursdays, January 18 – March 14, 2024 @ 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
PBS Kansas is hosting a Virtual Book Club for adults ages 18-32 years old with or without Autism. Our book selection is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling!
The Virtual Book Club is part of the Move to Include Initiative and is an expansion of the project launched by WGCU, the public media station for southwest Florida.
Regardless of whether you’ve read the book many times or have never read it, the club is sure to be a lot of fun and will give you a chance to meet new people, build friendships and provide a sense of belonging.
Questions? Contact Lynn Woolf, PBS Kansas Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 316-838-3090 ext. 233.
Who is the Virtual Book Club for?
Young adults ages 18-32 years old with or without an Autism diagnosis. Being able to enjoy a book together both helps to reduce feelings of isolation and highlights how similar we are to one another.
When and How will we meet?
The start date of the Virtual Book Club will be Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The book club will then meet weekly via Zoom each Thursday at 4:30 p.m. for an hour. The last day of the Virtual Book Club will be March 14, 2024.
What is Required?
Each participant will be provided with a copy of the book that will be sent to the address provided upon signup. Participants will need to use an electronic device with a camera and microphone, where they can access the provided Zoom link each week (smartphone, tablet, or computer). Participants will be expected to have a personal email account in order for the facilitators to share important information at least on a weekly basis. If a participant does not have a device to use, an iPad can be provided on loan to use throughout the Book Club.
Structure of Weekly Meetings?
Each participant will be required each week to read 4-6 chapters of the book and answer several questions, to help facilitate discussion within the group. No grades will be given as we will be fostering social communication and creativity while exploring the different themes presented in the novel and how they relate to real life situations we all encounter. Each week there will also be Ice Breaker activities from Would you Rather questions, to Scattergories, etc.