San Rafael Public Library

Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group

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When:
December 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-12-04T18:30:00-08:00
2017-12-04T19:30:00-08:00
Where:
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Reference Desk
415-485-3321

The Downtown library has a book club that meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room.
We read shorter classics, contemporary short stories, poems, articles, essays, plays, excerpts, and…? Participants have input on future readings.

2018

January 8 (January 1st is New Years Day holiday)
Four Short Pieces in Honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday:
The Battle Royale from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Growing Up Colored by Henry Louis Gates
The First Day by Edward P. Jones
Everyday use by Alice Walker

February 12 – Farwell to Manzanar  
by Jeanne Wakasuki Houston & James D. Houston

March 12 – Essays: Feminism Past & Present
March is Women’s History Month. We’ll be reading  a selection of essays from Susan B. Anthony, Jill Lapore, Katha Pollitt, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Pearl S. Buck, Katie Piophe.

April 9 – Nature Poetry
April is National Poetry Month! Reading selections include poems of Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver,  Kamilah Aisha Moon, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robinson Jeffers, Robert Frost, Robert Penn Warren, Lloyd Schwartz, William Cullen Bryant, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sheila Black, Marianne Moore, Arthur Sze, and Jane Hirschfield.

Copies are available at the Reference Desk or online here.

May 14 – May is Mystery Month
We’ll read  Murder at the Vicarage (1930) by Agatha Christie
(6 copies are in the MARINet Catalog)

June 11 – June is LGBTQ Month
In honor of LGBTQ month, this month’s reading is A Separate Peace by John Knowles, which has perennially appeared on both high school reading lists and lists of Gay classics. In the early years of World War II, Gene and Phineas attend Devon, an idyllic prep school (based on Phillips Exeter Academy). Gene, the narrator, is the school’s star student, Phineas its star athlete, and the two are roommates and best friends. When Phineas entices Gene to jump from a tree whose branches overhang the school’s river, Gene’s knees bend, he jounces the limb, and Finny falls and is crippled by the accident. A novel of lost innocence- Lets discuss!

July 9 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Money doesn’t buy happiness on Long Island’s north shore, in this fictional tale of a boy who makes good but still can’t find love with the greedy girl of his dreams.

Copies are available to check out at all Marinet libraries.

August 13 – O Pioneers by Willa Cather

 

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