ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Book Group Meeting
The Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm. in the Library Quiet Room. Contact Karen at 237-3870 for more information.
October's Book of the Month
Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
Thursday, October 15th- Search the Catalog
Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, our October selection puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Enrique's Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits and corrupt cops.
Please join us for a lively discussion beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room on October 15, 2015.
November's Book of the Month
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Thursday, November 19th - Search the Catalog
In The Nightingale, our selection for November, Kristin Hannah tells the story of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in World War II German-occupied France. This heartbreakingly beautiful novel celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.
Please join us for a lively discussion beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room on November 19.
We do not meet in the month of December.
Book Group Reading Kits
Attention All Book Group Members!
Reading Group Kits include ten copies of a proven title and laminated discussion questions - all in a handy book bag for easy transportation. These kits have been in such demand that this year the Library has more than doubled its collection size! Designed to aid local book groups, Reading Group Kits ensure that each member has a copy of the title to read and that the discussion is thought provoking. Kits check out for six weeks to give groups plenty of time to read and discuss the title before they must be returned.
If you are a member of a book group, visit the Paso Robles City Library soon to choose your groupís next title! For more information about Reading Group Kits, contact Karen Christiansen, Adult Services Librarian, at 237-3870.
The Paso Robles City Library offers users a broad range of materials:
Fiction (including special sections for Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Westerns, and Young Adult)
Non-fiction (including special California collections and Career and Educational Test books)
Books on Tape (audio cassettes) or CD
Large Print (including both fiction and non-fiction)
Paperbacks (including both fiction and non-fiction and Young Adult)
Reference (including special sections for encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, maps, auto repair manuals, and government documents)Video Cassettes (fiction and non-fiction)
Microfilm (local newspapers and other special items)
Microfiche (back issues of periodicals and a wide selection of phone books from other areas)
Investment Aids (including Value Line and the Weiss Ratings)
Periodicals (current year plus two past years)
Braille Institute Library Talking Books
Music Audio Cassettes
Rental Books are bestsellers that are in high demand, often having a waiting list of 100 or more; if you donít want to wait, pay the $2.00 rental fee for a one-week rental.
Spanish Language (including reference, fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, AV materials, magazines)
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