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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 does 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:
|7:00 PM||We’re Talkin’ Books! Club|
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
“My darling Cecilia, if you're reading this, then I've died. . .”
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret--something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive.
One of the Best Books of the Year — Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year — People
|7:00 PM||Science Fiction Book Club|
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Revolution is brewing on 21st century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed "Loonies" are exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress won the 1967 Hugo Award.
|7:00 PM||Political Issues Book Club|
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers--from the U .S. to Britain to his native Korea--all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry.
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