The club, which features books recommended for young men, will meet the third Thursday of each month beginning July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, Mo., 63124). The first book to be discussed is "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," by James L. Swanson.
Guys Read Book Club is inspired by author Jon Scieszka and his website, www.guysread.com. The author is a favorite among children, and he has visited St. Louis County Library twice in the last three years. Scieszka wants to extend the benefit of reading to boys, especially those who are interested in reading but think that all books are written for girls.
Those who wish to participate may obtain a copy of the book to be discussed at the children's desk up to one month before the scheduled meeting. This free program is geared toward males, ages 11-14 and an accompanying adult. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.