The Friends' BOOK CLUB
WHAT: Members of the Club read the selected book for the month, then join in lively discussions.
WHERE: Zoom online. The book club will continue to meet on May 15 and June 19 at 2:00 pm. To participate, please contact David Kelly by email DavidJaxKelly@gmail.com to get the Zoom meeting ID and password. People who send David an email will be added to the Friends' Book Club email newsletter list.
WHEN: The Friends Book Club meets at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) on the third Friday of each month and is open to everyone.
HOW: All Book Club selections can be found on our Library's shelves (courtesy of the Friends) and are also available as downloadable E-books through the Library's Overdrive program.
Scheduled Book Discussions
May 15, 2020
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westhover (2018)
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
June 19, 2020
The Library Book by Susan Orlean (2018)
On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?
This Season We've Read
September 20, 2019
October 20, 2019
November 15, 2019
December 20, 2019
January 17, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 20, 2020
April 17, 2020