PaperBackSwap Blog


Posts Tagged ‘Local Book Clubs’

A PBS Member Helps Out The Postal Service

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

By Pat O. (PatinKS)mailbox

 

The Northeast Kansas Local Chapter of PaperBackSwap (which meets in Topeka, KS) is small but active. We meet twice a month and do not have any set agenda, but mostly get together to talk about books, PBS, exchange books,  and anything else that ‘trips our trigger’. We meet one Sunday afternoon a month at a local donut shop and one Monday a month for lunch.

At our October luncheon one of the members, Evelyn F (bluemoon2421) mentioned that she had taken some books for mailing to one of our Post Office branches, and mentioned that she really liked PBS because she still likes the “feel” of holding a book in her hands to read. She also told them that she has a friend who is blind and who reads lots of books on tape but her preferred method of reading is still holding a Braille book in her hands to read.

Then the clerk piped up and said “You can read Braille? We need help.” Evelyn said that she did not read Braille but had someone in the car who could. They asked her to please bring her in. They needed help! They had several trays of talking books that belonged to the State Talking Books Library, with the labels written only in Braille that someone had dropped in the mailbox. Evelyn’s friend, Nancy immediately knew what to do. She called the Post Office on the following Monday with the address of the State Talking Books Library in Emporia and the books were dispatched. They were very grateful.


Pictured below are some of the PBS members of the Topeka Chapter at their November luncheon. We always welcome anyone who would like to join us.  Pictured are  DeAnnette H. (deanie) (sitting);back row to her right is Linda B., standing in the middle back is Pat O. (PatinKS) and to her left is Evelyn F. (bluemoon2421).

 

datauri-file-1

The Northeast Kansas PBS Chapter meets twice a month. We meet on the first Sunday of each month at the Baker’s Dozen on SW 21st Street in Topeka, at 2pm – we call it Donut Sunday.
We meet on the third Monday of each month at Perkins Restaurant on Wanamaker at 11:30am for lunch.
We are always looking for new members so if you enjoy reading come join us for both meetings, if possible, and if not come when you can.

 

 

Local Book Club News

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

PBS Local Chapter News

We know the holidays kept you busy but now that the new year’s underway, we’re sure our Chapters have meetups and events scheduled.  We’d love to share some Chapter news – if you have some, please submit it to us!

New Local Chapter Leaders:

  • Karen P. – karenrn –   Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI

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 News

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

PBS Local Chapter News

North Texas Chapter Christmas Cookie Exchange Dec 12, 2010 –  They will be reading The Christmas Cookie Club and they are planning a Christmas cookie exchange at Moni’s Italian Restaurant.  Shellie F. (aylamonster) notes “Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring some books to trade and save yourself shipping costs! Some of the group check each other’s WL before the meetings.  We usually meet Sundays  from 3-5pm. One month in Tarrant County and then the next month in Dallas County.” Contact aylamonster or check the Forum topic for more details.

New Local Chapter Leaders:

  • Amanda S – kervy – Sherman Oaks/San Fernando Valley
  • April P. – sakkasie – Silicon Valley, CA
  • Jami S. – strwbryfairie – Eastern North Central Iowa – Charles City/Mason City area

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.

Local Book Club News

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

PBS Local Chapter News

The PBS Arizona Gamers “Reunion 2010” : From left to right, Cozi (CozSnShine), Heather F (AZmom875), Maria (SassenachD), Sue(Sue-in-AZ), Kathy (katzpawz), Kathy (Nellie)

The Arizona Gamers group reports: “We had our first get together in 2 years to welcome Sass to Arizona (she just moved here from Maryland)..Cozi and Katz drove out here to specially welcome her and to deliver pumpkin pie pop tarts and coffee for the coffee swap..New to our group is Sue, and we just love her. Next meeting will be taking place in Sass’ abnormally large master bathroom. We will be using video cams for whoever wants to join us…”  Thanks to Kathy (Nellie) for this report.

New Local Chapter Leaders:

  • Patsy Z.  – countrygirl1961 – Central Arizona
  • Melissa C. – Tazlvr – Charlottesville/Palmyra, VA

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

Monday, October 25th, 2010

New Local Chapter Club Leaders:

  • Janessa M. – jmarks – UCSD (Univ of CA – San Diego), La Jolla, CA
  • Ashley D.  – AshleyM84 – Annapolis, MD
  • Carol L. – readersrock – Virginia Beach, VA

If you want to be a Local Club 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.

Local Book Club Chapter News

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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 News

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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.