Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Day of Remembrance Event with George Takei

Join George Takei for a Day of Remembrance event at your public library.

Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Free digital access to the documentary And Then They Came for Us for one week only, starting Friday, February 12th. Please sign up to watch the film here

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Berkeley & Portland LGBT+ Book Club

"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." - Anonymous.

Come join our book club if you like reading a wide range of LGBT+ books!

Every month we'll be focusing on a book featuring prominent queer characters and themes. Our selection is not restricted by genre, but a combination of young adult, new adult, fantasy and science fiction, memoirs, essays, etc. If you have a favorite book you want to talk about, let us know and we might add it to our list!

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BPL Book Club

This online book group will discuss three recent literary fiction books over the next three months:

January 26: The Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Conteras

February 23: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

March 30: Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 

All sessions meet at 2pm

The discussion will take place over Zoom and include 15 participants with a waitlist.

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Virtual Book Discussion: The Dutch House

Join us for a virtual book discussion of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Beginning after WW II, when a brother and sister are exiled from their childhood home by their stepmother, this novel spans five decades, telling the story of these siblings who, despite every outward sign of success, are only truly comfortable when they’re together.

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