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Join a Book Club!

The Livermore Public Library currently hosts four bookclubs:
  • The Science Fiction Book Club, Livermore Public Library’s newest book discussion group, provides something for everyone, regardless of whether you are a fan of hard science fiction, epic fantasy, or something in between. 
  • The We're Talkin' Books! Club is 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.
  • The 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.
  • The Good Reads Book Club – Novels of Other Worlds (formerly American Heroines in Fictiondoes not meet over the summer, but returns every fall with more great reading adventures!

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

Future Book Club Meetings:

Thursday November 20, 2014
7:00 PMGood Reads Book Club ~ Books of the British Isles
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn's characters fight, love, laugh and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people. How Green Was My Valley won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1940.
Tuesday November 25, 2014
7:00 PMPolitical Issues Book Club
The Road to Global Prosperity by Michael Mandelbaum

In The Road to Global Prosperity, Mandelbaum, one of America's leading authorities on international affairs, looks at recent developments that call into question our optimism about the world's economic future: the financial meltdown of 2008, Europe's troubled currency, the reduced growth of China, India, and other emerging nations. He shows that while the global economy will face major challenges in the years ahead, there are powerful reasons to believe that globalization will continue to make the world richer. Mandelbaum explains why globalization is both irreversible and a positive force for the United States and the world.
Thursday December 4, 2014
7:00 PMPolitical Issues Book Club
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world. A searing novel, at once sweeping and intimate, Americanah is the story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart.