ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Book Group Meeting
The Book Club meets 7-8:30pm. in the Library Quiet Room. Contact Karen at 237-3870 for more information.
August's Book of the Month
Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park
Friday, August 21st - Search the Catalog
Half-Korean sophomore Park Sheridan is getting through high school by lying low, listening to the Smiths (it's 1986), reading Alan Moore's Watchman comics, never raising his hand in class, and avoiding the kids with whom he grew up. Then new girl Eleanor gets on the bus. Tall, with bright red hair and a dress code all her own, she's an instant target. Too nice not to let her sit next to him, Park is alternately resentful and guilty for not being kinder to her. When he realizes she is reading his comics over his shoulder, a silent friendship is born. And slowly, tantalizingly, something more.
Rowell has a gift for showing what Eleanor and Park like and admire about each other. Their love is believable and thrilling, but isn't simple: Eleanor's family is broke, and her stepfather abuses her mother. When the situation turns dangerous, Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution - imperfect but believable - maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark.
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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