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May Book Club Meetings

The Livermore Public Library hosts several book clubs at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. The book clubs are run by library volunteers and new members are always welcome. The following book clubs have meetings scheduled for May:

Science Fiction Book Club
Monday, May 20, 7pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
 Set in modern day Moscow, Night Watch is an elaborate and imaginative world. Living among us are the “Others,” an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light and the two  coexist in an uneasy truce. But an ancient prophecy decrees that one will rise up and tip the balance, plunging the world into a catastrophic war. When a young boy with extraordinary powers emerges, fulfilling the first half of the prophecy, will the forces of the Light be able to keep the Dark from corrupting the boy and destroying the world.

Good Reads Book Club—American Heroines in Fiction
Thursday, May 23, 7pm; Storytime Room

Featured Title: Charms for the Easy Life by Kay Gibbons.
 The Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush green backwoods of North Carolina.  Radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy brilliant daughter Margaret, possess powerful charms to ward off loneliness, despair, and the human misery that often beats a path to their door.  And they are protected by the wisdom and  love of the remarkable patriarch Charlie Kate, a solid, uncompromising self-taught healer. Charms for the Easy Life is a passionate and exhilarating story about embracing what life has to offer...even if it means finding it in unconventional ways.

Political Issues Book Club
Tuesday, May 28, 7pm; Storytime Room

Featured Title: Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester Brown.
 What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism?
Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.