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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 ~ Novels of Other Worlds Usually GRBC meet 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 July 2, 2015 (Today)|
|7:00 PM||We’re Talkin’ Books! Club|
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
|7:00 PM||Political Issues Book Club|
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through the Nordic countries. Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? Booth explains who the Scandinavians are and explores why these societies have become models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.
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