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Alumni Book Club

The Keene State State College Alumni Book Club is an online community for alumni and friends of Keene State College. Connect with Owls across the globe who enjoy reading, lifelong learning, personal growth and conversation. You can read one book or all the books; whatever works for your schedule. Joining is completely free, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months so that you’ll have plenty of time for each book


Our Current Book

Dare to Lead. KSC Alumni Book Club

August - October: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.

Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. -Goodreads.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Online Book Club?

We have partnered with PBC Guru to create a virtual book club for Keene State College alumni and friends, covering lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other books the participants are interested in. The book club will connect through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining is completely free, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months so that you’ll have plenty of time for each book.

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

We will spend about 2 months on each book. We will read lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other books that take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week to read you can make it happen!

How do book club discussions work?

The book club will be moderated by a PBC Guru moderator who manages the forum and provides additional content related to the book. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.

What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the Keene State College Alumni Book Club?

The Keene State College Alumni Office is teaming up with PBC Guru to put this program in place for Keene State Alumni and Friends. Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that partners with businesses, alumni associations, libraries, and professional societies. Check out their website, http://www.pbc.guru, to learn more.

Contact Alumni and Constituent Relations

Barry Alumni House
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2701
☎ 603-358-2369
alumni@keene.edu