Thursday, January 05, 2017
Adult book clubs in January
The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 17, at noon, at the Central Library. The club will discuss Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok.
Narrator Kimberly Chang tells the story of immigrating from Hong Kong with her mother, and living a double life--student by day, sweat shop worker by night--from a rat-infested unheated apartment in Brooklyn, translating her language and her life between two worlds.
This club meets at lunchtime on the third Tuesday of every month, and all are welcome to bring a lunch and join in!
Scene of the Crime Mystery Book Club will also meet on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch. The club will discuss The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz.
A comical mystery series starring the Spellman family of private investigators, and featuring Isabelle "Izzy" Spellman, 28 and fed up with being surveilled by her own family!
If you are interested in either of these clubs, please call Naomi at 818 238-5620.
Genre-X Book Club (not your mother's book club) meets on January 19, the third Thursday night of the month at the Central Library, to hang out, drink coffee, and discuss short, interesting books they have read. On the menu this month: So You've Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson.
High-profile shaming in the social media age, exploring the theory of "group madness" that leads to faux moral posturing and cultural piling on.
This club is intended for Millennials and Gen-Xers. If you are one of those, please attend!