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Join a Book Club!
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 Usually the GRBC meets 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:
|7:00 PM||Science Fiction Book Club|
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
|Thursday September 3, 2015|
|7:00 PM||We’re Talkin’ Books! Club|
Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
Named one of the best books of the year by more than 45 publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
After three acclaimed novels, Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.
|Thursday September 24, 2015|
|7:00 PM||Good Reads Book Club ~ American Journeys: Community & the Outsider|
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2014 National Book Award Finalist
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
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