San Rafael Public Library

Virtual Book Club via Zoom

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March 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom video conference
San Rafael Public Library

Register for the Virtual Book Club

Join San Rafael Public Library staff as we read and engage with books in a variety of genres! Everything from thought-provoking and topical, to fun and light reads, fiction to non-fiction, and beyond. You can meet us on Zoom every third Thursday of the month, and also enjoy additional content related to our book club selections any time via Instagram and Facebook.

Please register in advance.  After registering you will receive a link and instructions for how to participate on the day and time of the book club. We have some extra books put aside so contact us at 415-485-3323 if you need help requesting a book club book in our catalog.

March 17 @ 2:00-3:30 – Together in a Sudden Strangeness edited by Alice Quinn, hosted by library staff member Margaret Stawowy

Come join librarian and poet Margaret Stawowy for a discussion of Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic, edited by Alice Quinn. March 16th marks the second anniversary of shelter-in-place, and this book was created in the months immediately following that historic day. In the words of William Carlos Williams, “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” For this particular book club , we request that you find a poem in the book that speaks to you, and if you wish, to share it with us in the group and tell us why it is meaningful.

Together in a Sudden Strangeness by Alice Quinn

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Upcoming Dates and Books:

April 21 @ 2:00-3:30 – The Resisters by Gish Jen, hosted by City Librarian Henry Bankhead

May 19 @ 2:00-3:30 – The Queen of Water by Laura Resau, hosted by library staff member Lea Aschkenas

June 16 @ 2:00-3:30What Tech Calls Thinking by Adrian Daub, hosted by library staff member William Calhoun

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