Virtual Classics Book Club: “Emma” by Jane Austen

Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:00 pm


New virtual “classics” book club- don’t worry-it isn’t high school English class!

Join us for a new Classics Book Club online beginning April 23rd. Feel free to login via your computer or call on your phone! We will talk about popular classics such as Emma by Jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, both of which were recently adapted as critically acclaimed films. Many people may already have these books on their shelves at home but there are loads of ways to download classic eBooks and eAudiobooks for free online. Try the library’s RBDigital app to start. Other resources for classic books include (though there are many more!) Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to provide free digital copies of public domain books, and LibriVox, which does the same except it produces audiobooks instead of digital text.

How do you attend online you may ask? We will be using a free app called GoToMeeting. You can either dial in by phone, or access the program via your computer or tablet using the GoToMeeting app.

Are you new to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

GoToMeeting can also help you download the app here: with follow-along instructions, it even checks to make sure your computer can support it!

Access to the program, via telephone or the app, requires an access code. Please email our program presenter at, and include in your email your full name and town of residence to receive the access code.

If you have difficulty downloading the app, you can email our reference desk for help at

Upcoming discussions include Jane Austen’s Emma on April 23 at 7:00 pm and Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women on April 30 at 7:00 pm. In May we will be discussing Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger amongst others, dates TBA.