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

May's Selection

Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm online to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. All are welcome.

If you would like to check out a library copy of the eBook, it is available with an Indian River County Library System card from Hoopla. Discussion questions for May are available here.

To join the online book club meeting, click this link. You will have the opportunity to test your speaker, mic, and camera before joining the discussion. If you don't have a camera, that's okay we can still hear you and you should be able to hear us. If you don't have a microphone, that's okay too ,you can type into the chat box and we will be able to see and respond to your comments. 

This room also allows for calling in by phone for the audio portion if that is easier or works better with the equipment you have available. To call in anonymously with a phone, dial 1-571-392-7650 and enter PIN: 906 213 5562.

Some things we learned about the virtual meeting space from our March book club meeting:

  • You can log in at any time to test your equipment and become familiar with the software. If you're thinking of joining us next time I'd recommend testing it out before then to see if your audio and camera are working.
  • It doesn't work very well when you click the link and access the meeting using a smart phone. Computers work better.
  • Mute yourself when you are not speaking to improve the audio quality.
  • Calling in with a phone to hear the audio while watching on the computer does work - just be sure to mute your computer audio. If you're logged in on the computer we will see your name and if you've called in we will see you listed a second time as Caller (Numbers).
  • Here is a tutorial I created for IRSC students to learn to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for their online classes. Your experience using it for the book club meeting will be the same except you will use the link provided instead of signing in to Blackboard and finding a link inside of a course.​

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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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 the Bjorkman Meeting Room on the first floor of the library. See the schedule below for exact dates.

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!


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.

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