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October Book Club Meetings

September 27, 2013

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.

We’re Talkin’ Books! Club
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: How It All Began by Penelope Lively.
When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. Through a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters, Penelope Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustrates how our paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we will never even meet.

Political Issues Book Club
Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs by Dr. Carl Hart.
A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. Hart goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement as he examines the relationship among drugs, pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing. 

Good Reads Book Club
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 pm; Storytime Room
Featured Title: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan.
Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young black trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius is arrested in a Paris café and never heard from again. Berlin, 1952. Falk is now a jazz legend, and the Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones have appeared in a documentary about Falk. When they are invited to attend the film's premier, Sid's role in Falk's fate will be questioned launching the two old musicians on a surprising and strange journey.