Network Shed Launch Book Club
The Network Shed in Magherafelt hosted our first Book Club on Wednesday 23rd August. The Book Club was initiated by Marie (Jobmatch Employment Coach) and Tina (Steps2Success Employment Coach). Marie and Tina love to read themselves and thought the book club would be a great way to bring various clients together in a relaxed, social setting to discuss books of their choice.
Tina said “For me reading is a state of mindfulness. When you are reading a book you’re in a good place. I think reading helps people to relax and in turn this has a good affect on their mental health. I am a lover of the traditional ‘paperback’ book and think it’s important to keep this alive especially with today’s technology driven world.”
Our Book Club is open to all participants on any of our programmes. The first meeting consisted of the group discussing what books they are interested in. The group decided on the type of books they will pick and read to discuss in future meetings.
Marie was really happy with the first meeting saying “We all had a cuppa and I enjoyed spending time with other readers. I’m looking forward to reading some books I maybe wouldn’t have considered. It will be good to hear everyone else’s take on them”.
Next Book Club Meeting
Our Book Club enables people to spend time working together as a group and to socialise with others in a relaxed and friendly environment. It also introduces great books to the group and encourages people to read books that perhaps they wouldn’t choose.
The next Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday 6th September at 1.30pm in the Network Shed. Newcomers are very welcome. If you would like further details or to book a place contact Marie or Tina on 028 8676 6078.