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The Livermore Public Library currently hosts four bookclubs:
  • Science Fiction Book Club  Provides something for everyone, regardless of whether you are a fan of hard science fiction, epic fantasy, or something in between. 
  • We're Talkin' Books! Club  A member-centered book group led by a small group of book club veterans, with reading selections based on member recommendations and consensus. Their group-managed webpage has further information.
  • Political Issues Book Club  Reads books about issues and trends that are driving current affairs in both the national and international arenas.  Topics that have been covered include politics, governance, economics, military affairs, history, sociology, science, the climate, and religion. Usually PIBC meet the 4th Tuesday evening of each month.
  • Good Reads Book Club ~ Novels of Other Worlds  Usually GRBC meet the 4th Thursday evening of each month, but does not meet over the summer. They return every fall through spring with more great reading adventures!

The book clubs are run by library volunteers and new members are always welcome.

Future Book Club Meetings:

Tuesday May 26, 2015 (Today)
7:00 PMPolitical Issues Book Club
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson

In The Meaning of Human Existence, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche once called "the rainbow colors" around the outer edges of knowledge and imagination, Wilson takes his readers on a journey, in the process bridging science and philosophy to create a twenty-first-century treatise on human existence from our earliest inception to a provocative look at what the future of mankind portends.
Thursday May 28, 2015
7:00 PMGood Reads Book Club ~ Books of the British Isles
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

This enchanting novel tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her unusual family who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Over three turbulent months, she fills three diaries with funny yet poignant entries and manages to find herself hopelessly in love. I Capture the Castle is as brightly witty and adventuresome today as it was when it was first published fifty years ago.
Thursday June 4, 2015
7:00 PMWe’re Talkin’ Books! Club
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet….” So begins this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Their middle daughter, she inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue--in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia dies, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.
Monday June 8, 2015
7:00 PMScience Fiction Book Club
A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer

In a world where males are rarely born, they are a precious commodity, traded and sold like property. Jerin Whistler has come of age for marriage and soon his sisters will sell him off to other women as a husband so they, too, can buy a husband. But Jerin’s handsome features have come to the attention of the royal princesses, and such attentions can be dangerous, especially as Jerin uncovers the dark mysteries the royal family is hiding.