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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:

Monday October 27, 2014
7:00 PMScience Fiction Book Club
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

In a nightmarish, ruined world slowly awakening to the light, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of Saint Isaac Leibowitz. Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, including the blessed blueprint and the sacred shopping list. They may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness, a time of ignorance and genetic monsters that are the unholy aftermath of the Flame Deluge. The winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature--a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.
Tuesday October 28, 2014
7:00 PMPolitical Issues Book Club
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi

In his new book, journalist Matt Taibbi examines the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends--growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration--come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship. Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime. Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice--the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor.
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.