The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers. The book club meets at the library on the last Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book. Coffee and treats are served along with engaging and enjoyable discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is welcome. If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.
For the month of August we will be reading and discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous and consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Award-winning author Susan Orlean begins with an account of this fire and continues to deliver a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. We finish out our Summer Book Discussion Events with a discussion of this book on the patio! Join us to enjoy what we hope will be a lovely summer evening on the patio, discussing a book about our favorite place, the library. Monday, August 26 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, August 28 at 1:30pm.