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.
July's Book of the Month
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Friday, July 17th - Search the Catalog
Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are co-owners of Brokeland Records, a used record store located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, midwives who have welcomed over a thousand into the community. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode announces plans to build a megastore nearby, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable enterprise. Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship.
An intimate epic set to the funky beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all its own, Telegraph Avenue is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book.
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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