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July and August Book Club Meetings

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

Political Issues Book Club
Tuesday, July 23, 7pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead by Alan S. Blinder
With bracing clarity, economist and Wall Street Journal columnist Alan S. Blinder shows how the U.S. financial system experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. As Blinder outlines the causes of the financial crisis, he acknowledges that questions still linger in the public mind: Has history taught us anything, or are we headed for a repeat of this crisis?

We’re Talkin’ Books! Club
Thursday, August 1, 7pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
A heady exploration of climate change, media exploitation and political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent modern dilemma. Set in Appalachia, its suspenseful narrative traces the unforeseen impact of global concerns on the ordinary citizens of a rural community. As environmental, economic, and political issues converge, the residents of Feathertown, Tennessee, are forced to come to terms with their changing place in the larger world.