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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Phone
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
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Monday-Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday
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library@prcity.com

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Library Services

ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Book Group Meeting

Download the Bookclub Flyer for future dates and book selections.

As a reminder, during JUNE - AUGUST the Book Group will meet on the 4th Friday of the month.

The Marriage of Opposites - May's Good Read

The Marriage of Opposites (book cover)The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to join in the discussion of Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 pm in the Library Conference Room.

The Marriage of Opposites is a forbidden love story telling of the woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro. Rachel and her mother have a difficult relationship. Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her, and her friendship with Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When he dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family.

Search the Library Catalog for The Marriage of Opposites

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.

Download a list of Book Group Kit titles.

Adult Collection

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 CDBooks On Tape

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)

Video CollectionLocal History

Microfilm (local newspapers and other special items)

Microfiche (back issues of periodicals and a wide selection of phone books from other areas)

Pamphlets

Newspapers

Investment Aids (including Value Line and the Weiss Ratings)

Periodicals (current year plus two past years)

Braille Institute Library Talking Books

Music Audio Cassettes Music CD Collection

Music CDs

DVDs

New Books

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)

See more Activities in our Recreation Services Department!

 


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