How Do I....

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 ~ Novels of Other Worlds  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:

Thursday August 6, 2015
7:00 PMWe’re Talkin’ Books! Club
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world. By July 1914, the ties between Kezia and Thea, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. While questioning war's value and showing its terrible effects off the battlefield, Winspear fashions a stunning trajectory for her main characters. Published to coincide with the centennial of the Great War, The Care and Management of Lies paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle.
Monday August 10, 2015
7:00 PMScience Fiction Book Club
Phule's Company by Robert Asprin

Meet the soldiers of Captain Willard Phule's Company--a handful of military rejects able to do more damage before 9 a.m. than most people do all day. Threatened by an alien enemy, Earth's military sends Phule and his soldiers to a distant planet. But now, the aliens have chosen a new target of war . . . Phule's Company.
Thursday August 27, 2015
7:00 PMGood Reads Book Club ~ The Classics
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
-- Ernest Hemingway

A favorite among young readers and adults alike, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, first published in 1884, is considered to be the Twain’s masterpiece, as well as one of the best American novels ever written. The novel is among the first in American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before it was published, the novel is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.