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Book Club in a Box: Brackett Library's Book Club

COVID-19 Pandemic Service Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brackett Library currently has reduced/different operating hours and changes to the in-person services available. Please note that masks are required inside the Brackett Library as a county building. Check http://www.irclibrary.org/ for the latest updates on hours and services.

IRSC faculty librarian, Angie Neely-Sardon, continues to serve IRSC students and employees and the public remotely. Angie is available to assist with most library issues including help finding or evaluating sources, help accessing and searching the IRSC Libraries databases, help accessing eBooks, citing sources in APA, Chicago/Turabian, CSE, or MLA styles, textbook reserves, questions about the Brackett Book Club, copyright considerations, and general questions about IRSC for visitors and prospective students.

To contact Angie, you may:

  • call 772-226-2544 - please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number if I miss your call,
  • email asardon@irsc.edu,
  • get help from the librarian staffing the virtual chat reference desk by clicking the Chat with an IRSC Librarian widget on any page between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday during the Fall semester, or
  • schedule a virtual reference consultation appointment (chat with the option of Zoom screen sharing, Blackboard Collaborate, or phone) by visiting https://www.picktime.com/irsclibrarian and choosing Virtual Research Appointments, your appointment topic, then Team Member Angie Neely-Sardon before selecting your preferred date and appointment time.

For issues or questions regarding your Indian River County Library System account, materials, or in-person services available at the Brackett Library please call 772-226-3080.

October's Selection

Join us on Thursday, October 29 at 3:00 pm to discuss Recursion by Blake Crouch online in Zoom. 

If you would like to check out a library copy of the print book, they are available at the Brackett Library. You can walk inside and ask at the circulation desk for the current month's book club book or call 772-226-3080 to arrange for a curbside pickup of a print copy of the book for that month. Please note the library's hours have changed and the library closes for cleaning for an hour daily. Current hours are: 9am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm for cleaning) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12pm - 8pm (closed 3-4pm for cleaning) Tuesday.

Discussion questions for October's meeting are available from the publisher here and a printed copy will be inside each print book checked out from the Brackett Library.

If you have not used Zoom on your computer before, the desktop app is available for download here: https://zoom.us/download You can call in by phone if you don't have a microphone/computer.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Topic: Brackett Book Club
Time: Oct 29, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Fall 2020 Brackett Book Club Selections

Fall 2020 Brackett Book Club

Upcoming 2020 Book Club Selections

Upcoming titles for 2020 book club meetings are listed below.

Books at the Brackett Library, Mueller Campus

Books at the Brackett Library are organized in the Indian River County Library System using the Dewey Decimal system. You will need an Indian River County Library card to check out books.

  • 1st floor: Fiction, children and young adult books, DVD and CD collections
  • 2nd floor: Public computers, reference, adult non-fiction, textbooks reserves, and reserve books

The RESERVES collection, located on the second floor of the library, contains literary criticism. Some literary criticism books may also be found in the NON-FICTION section.

Use the county's online catalog to find books in the Brackett Library. All circulating Brackett Library books can be checked out for a period of four weeks.

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Brackett Library

The Brackett Library is located on the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College in Vero Beach, FL. The library is a joint-use facility between the College and Indian River County. Combining public and academic resources provides the best possible services to our students, county residents, and public patrons.

Library Hours   

Mon 9-5   Tue 12-8   Wed 12-8   Thu 9-5    Fri 9-5  

Book Club with Indian River County Library System

Indian River County Library System is hosting a Book Club at the Brackett Library on Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. All are welcome to join this free Book Club - including IRSC students and employees.

Brackett's Book Club usually meets the last Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in Zoom for the rest of 2020! the Bjorkman Meeting Room on the first floor of the library. See the schedule on this page for exact dates and the Zoom meeting info.

When possible, copies of the next month's selection are made available to check out at the end of the Book Club meetings.

To join or for more information, call Hollie at 772-226-3080 ext. 4550. Or, read the book and come to the next meeting!