ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Next Meeting - March 20, 2014
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424 - one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison - why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
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 group’s 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 don’t 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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