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PBS Local Book Club News

Friday, September 11th, 2009

New Local Chapter Leaders:

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS NIckname, a viewable public profile, and some organizational skills…check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want to do this, just contact us.  There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.    If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.

PBS Local Book Chapter News:

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

New Local Chapter Leaders:

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS NIckname, a viewable public profile, and some organizational skills…check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want to do this, just contact us.  There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.    If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.

PBS Local Book Club Chapter News:

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

New Local Chapter Leaders:

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS NIckname, a viewable public profile, and some organizational skills…check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want to do this, just contact us.  There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.    If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.

PBS Local Chapter News:

Monday, June 15th, 2009

New Local Chapter Leaders:

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS NIckname, a viewable public profile, and some organizational skills…check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want to do this, just contact us.  There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.    If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.

PBS Local Chapter News:

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
The Massachusetts Local Chapter had a special guest at their last meetup: author Louise Shaffer!  Read all about it in Lori’s blog here.

Above, Left to right: Diane (onefinetabby), Laurie O (badkitty), Lori G (thebookpimp), Melanie (Melsy626), author Louise Shaffer, Trice D. (Trice) holding Lori’s pup Sadie, Jacquelyn (JJO), Lisa E (LisaCC), Lynn D (bears1) & Lynne D (Lynne)

Below: Louise Shaffer holds the group enthralled.

New Local Chapter Leaders:

  • Ruth T. – RegencyBelle – Long Island (Suffolk County), NY
  • Debbie DDarlin-DKentuckiana (Louisville KY + Southern Indiana)
  • Anna B – annajay – Front Range area, CO
  • Melody G – blondeprincess Western Hernando and Pasco Counties, FL
  • Jenn E. – JennEscalona – Midtown Atlanta, GA
  • Paulette S – mswings4him – San Bernadino County, CA

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS NIckname, a viewable public profile, and some organizational skills…check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want to do this, just contact us.  There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.    If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.

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Friday, May 1st, 2009

What are Local Chapters & Chapter Leaders? (for more  information on local chapters and how they started click here)

  • A member can volunteer to be “responsible for” an area–city, county, state, region–and that person is called a Local Chapter Leader.
  • The Local Chapter Leaders are the “contact people” for any PBS activity of a local nature. Chapters can do whatever they like–arrange book groups, author readings, PBS meet-ups, PBS fun runs–and they can organize them through the Chapter Leader.
  • If you have an idea for an event, contact your Chapter Leader to get the ball rolling! If you don’t have a Chapter Leader, why not be one yourself?

Note: This list changes over time… the official list will be kept in the PBS Local Book Club Chapters – Discussion Forum and updated here each month or so:

Only the regions below have been officially “organized” (have Chapter Leaders). Anyone who would like to organize an area, please contact us. <--Use this link,  please do NOT send a Personal Message.
The Continental US list is divided by time zone, to make it easy to find your closest chapter.  This is not perfect, since some states have more than one time zone in them, but…nothing is perfect!

How can I contact a local  Chapter Leader?
First you need to register to become a member of PBS to gain access to the member only discussion forums.   Then visit the
Official PBS Local Book Club Chapters – Discussion Forum, it contains links to the Chapter Leader Profiles where you may PM them.

Outside Continental/Contiguous US:

  • Gail M – AKLadyWolf – Fairbanks/North Pole area, Alaska
  • Tami F – sugarkitties – Wasilla, Alaska (Mat Su Valley)
  • Tiffany K – tiffanyak – Alaska‘s Kenai Peninsula

Continental US:

Pacific Time (CA, WA, OR, NV)

  • Jolene D – ravenseve – Spokane, WA
  • Jenna M – gilokee – Auburn, WA (South King County) area
  • LoriAnn D. -OregonMom – Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area
  • Suzy V. -sanneca – San Francisco Bay area, CA
  • Sara D. – twinkletoes – Sacramento, CA
  • Jennifer M -mccullar-  and Joyce B -Whitefeather – Central CA
  • Barbara I. Munro –South San Diego County, CA
  • Cheryl B. – cjbaltes – Orange County, CA
  • Sue J. – alex9319 – Hemet/San Jacinto Valley, CA
  • Scott S – Mentor – LA Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pai E – PaigeOne – West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
  • Paulette S – mswings4him – San Bernadino County, CA
  • Madeleine L – mjlaird – San Luis Obispo County, CA
  • Melissa Z. – moonlissaz – Ventura County, CA
  • Tina D – tdix – Las Vegas, NV
  • Carol C. -cnmor – Pahrump, NV
  • Lesley P – MagickAbounds – Reno, NV
  • Sari N. -Sarijj- Western NV (Carson/Tahoe area)

Mountain Time (MT, ID, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM)

  • Brenda P. -endoux- Northern Utah
  • Anna G. – AnnaG- Southern Arizona
  • Ivy J – bookbean – Mesa, AZ area
  • Sharon C. -sharoncrachy- Great Falls, Montana
  • Julie S. -pern- Idaho
  • Deby B. – bobtail-mommy – Hobbs, NM
  • Anna B – annajay – Front Range area, CO

Central Time (ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MN, IA, WI, MO, AR, LA, WI, IL, TN, MS, AL)

  • Katie B. – JeffersonsAmbrosia – Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul), MN
  • Lori S. -Sunnie- Southern MN
  • Joan O – JoanO0 – Nisswa, MN
  • Shirley P. — booknookchick MN/WI – St. Croix Valley
  • April W. -awentz- Madison, WI area
  • Elizabeth B – ebowen – NE Wisconsin (Green Bay, Appleton, Manitowoc, Sheboygan)
  • Maggie E. – Maggirayne – Bismarck/Mandan area, North Dakota
  • Carla K – CaraKaye – Southwest North Dakota
  • Vicki S – Smurfette872002 – Southeastern South Dakota
  • Fran S. – FranS –Oklahoma City, OK
  • Lorenda C. -lorenda- Tulsa, OK
  • Heidi F. -Lanah5280- Omaha, Nebraska
  • Pam J. -bugar-shaby- Northeast TX (Lubbock area)
  • Kenjii H. – Daalmonette – West TX (Midland/Odessa area)
  • Tricia J. -TexasHorseLady – Central TX (Austin area)
  • Aurora C. – aurora – Plano, TX area
  • Glenda B. zzemom- Deep East TX (Lufkin area)
  • Shelley N -shelleyn- Houston (“inside-the-loop”) and Spring, TX area
  • Monica L  – babytweety2yo – Rosharon, TX
  • Karen S. -BoysMom- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Teresa K – Anjileyes2001- Ellis County, TX
  • Charity C. -fhlstables- Kansas
  • Ann R.  – abooklover- Eastern Iowa
  • Amanda S – ABCatHome- Southeast MO
  • Robin R -rchyrch – Central MO (Phelps County)
  • Julie B – juliebabbersrnbsn – St Louis, MO
  • Michelle L. -inkandquill- Chicagoland (Chicago metropolitan area), IL
  • Tammy C -tammyc1023- Northeastern Illinois (Lake County area)
  • Steffanie A – hiyaworld – Northern IL (Quad Cities area)
  • Sheila S. – coalbeaner – Central Illinois
  • Sharon H. -aprilfool06 – Southern IL
  • Sharyla L. -love2lovebooks- Clifton, IL area
  • Kathy S – LAKOTAKAT – Rockford IL area
  • Kimberly W – – Lincoln Park (Chicago), IL
  • Kathie D. – GhostGal – Leland, IL and surrounding area
  • Jennifer W. – GeniusJen – Bloomington/Normal, IL
  • Erica H. – darkgypsyfire – Southeast TN/Chattanooga TN
  • Denise M – stilljoesgirl – Knoxville, TN
  • Tony H. – Tony500 – Memphis, TN
  • Angela C. – davesangel – Blount County, TN
  • Bobbie S – princessbobbie – Camden, El Dorado, Magnolia, AR
  • Steven W. – smw62485- Little Rock, AR
  • Sara H. – rasenna – Northeast Arkansas
  • Melanie G – bookvamp – Fort Smith/Van Buren area, Arkansas
  • Kristin F – kpoogoob – Paragould, AR
  • Linda S. – Susiq2 – Western Kentucky
  • Dana S. bookprincess- Mississippi
  • Rhonda M. -Rhondaleesings- Nashville, TN
  • Ashley D. – irishgurl19 – Crossville, TN
  • Karen L -wish2read – East TN (Johnson City area)
  • Theresa B. -ScoutMom- Blount County, AL
  • Chris T. – Defraggler- Mobile, AL
  • Carla P. – MemlingsAngel – Greater New Orleans area, LA
  • Molly R. – mugndoli – Shreveport, LA

Eastern Time (MI, IN, OH, KY, ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, WV, VA, DE, MD, DC, NC, SC, GA, FL)

  • Taleah G. swingsistert – Southwest Michigan
  • Lisa W. – MudFrog – Livingston County, MI
  • Sherry N. – royaltech- Greater Michiana (Southern MI + Northern Indiana)
  • Don S. – Fanshawe – Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, Michigan area
  • Danielle L. – lemon-wedge – Southeast Michigan/ Metro Detroit area
  • Patti H. BrownsburgMom – Indianapolis (for KIDS!), IN
  • Sara D. – JillSparrow Bloomington, IN
  • Cheryl T. -cheryltroxel- Hamilton County, IN
  • Trisha L. – dakkota1599- NW Indiana
  • Debbie D – Darlin-D – Kentuckiana (Louisville KY + Southern Indiana)
  • Theodora D – teddyann – South Central KY
  • Sue K. -tbase- Northeastern OH
  • Alison B. -alisonada- Greater Cincinnati area, OH
  • Susan M -OhioSusan- Butler County, OH
  • Cindy C. -threebs1984- Southeast Ohio
  • Debby G. – DebbyGMomofThree- Central OH
  • Alice M. -ajm-wva- Mid-Ohio Valley (western WV and eastern OH)
  • Jane V – pitmomma – WV Panhandle area
  • Stacy T – stacy270 —Maine
  • Monica L. -ReadingMonster- Montpelier, VT area
  • Nikki D. – ndion – Burlington, VT area
  • Lori G. – auntielala-thebookpimp – Massachusetts
  • Sue W – RI-Sue – Rhode Island
  • Marion A. -ajaomom- Western MA (Holyoke/Springfield/Northampton)
  • Brook S. Brookie —NJ/Tristate area
  • Kristian P. -links2see- Southern NJ
  • Alyssha O. – ALMOverton -Marlboro, NY
  • Ruth T. – RegencyBelle – Long Island (Suffolk County), NY
  • Beverly f. – sara16 –Cattaraugus County, NY
  • Kristen S. -MamaKristen- Buffalo/Western NY
  • Carrie L. – nomadreader – Albany, NY
  • Bren H -theroselady – Finger Lakes region, NY
  • Dawn E. – 4csmom – Southern Tier NY/PA
  • Sara S – sunnshyne39 – Wayne County, PA
  • Kimberly S. – chimmer – Erie, PA
  • Debra D.- Nemo –Southeast Pennsylvania
  • Christine T. -chrissypen- Philadelphia, PA
  • Melissa S. -mstitzer – Central PA
  • Kimberly D. -Punkin- Western PA
  • Melissa H. – M-Hines- Charleston, WV
  • Rosemary K – boyzmom – Hurricane, WV
  • Robin-Jay B. -jade0607-  Connecticut
  • Kate S. – BookwormMom –Delaware (Kent and Sussex Counties)
  • Aubrey H. – Bookpurrsn -Northern Virginia
  • Maria G. – MariaG – Hampton Roads, VA area
  • Chris H. – BeaksSoSweet – Roanoke Valley, VA
  • Kim L. -thienkim- Baltimore, MD
  • Trixie P. TrixiePhilpot -Central North Carolina
  • Hope D. -hopeydib – Rockingham, NC
  • Jennifer G. – jerseygrlnc – Triad Region of NC (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point)
  • Eduardo P – patrocinio – Raleigh/Durham/Chapel HIll, NC
  • LilyBelle F – LilyBelle – Carolinas Charlotte Metro area (North/South border region)
  • Dawne C. -screader- Upstate SC (864 area code)
  • Heather S. – canadianmama – Low Country of South Carolina (Charleston – Hilton Head area)
  • Amanda B – honey23bee – Northwest GA
  • Leigh Anne H. -lahaygood – Central/West GA
  • Holly H – moondanser – Canton/Cartersville area, GA
  • Tamara B. -songsiren- Northwest Atlanta, GA
  • Jenn E. – JennEscalona – Midtown Atlanta, GA
  • Barbara K -BKuchau- North Central Florida/South Central Georgia
  • Emily S. -emmer – Florida (Volusia & Seminole Counties)
  • Susan W. – zussuz – Bradenton/Sarasota area, FL
  • Gini D. -GRowenna – Central Florida (Orange and Osceola Counties)
  • Mary C. -maggieblue- West Palm Beach area, FL
  • Joseph C. -albannapoleon- Jacksonville, FL
  • Natalia G. – BAMBOOK-  Miami-Dade County,  Florida
  • Melody G – blondeprincess – Western Hernando and Pasco Counties, FL
  • Gray M. -gramurr- Coastal Georgia/ South Carolina
  • Lenore D -Lenore – Broward/Fort Lauderdale area, Florida
  • Mary Y – futluce – Tampa Bay area, Florida
  • Karin T – KarinKath – Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Candice C. -yellowstar – Citrus County Florida