Book Discussions/Events

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

"The Warmth of Other Suns" Book Discussion and Documentary

Learn more about the pivotal role that "The Great Migration" of African-Americans out of the South excaping the brutality of Jim Crow segregation and into Northern and Western cities seeking better lives. There will a showing of the wonderful documentary "Going to Chicago" which follows a group of African-Americans as they return to visit the land they once fled. Following the documentary is a discussion of the migration as explored in the award-winning book "The Warmth of Other Suns".
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Claremont Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See

On Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. the Claremont Book Group will discuss  Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award and finalist for the National Book Award. A blind French girl and a German boy navigate the horrors of World War II in this masterfully told tale "from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill" —LA Times. 

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Love in the Stacks: Literary Speed Dating @ North

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cupid invites bookloving singles in their 20s and 30s to gather in the meeting room for snacks and chance encounters.

Bring a book you loved, hated, or just recently read and be prepared to chat about it with a (charming? lovely?) stranger – but only for a few minutes.

Space is limited!

Call the library (510-981-6520) or come in to sign up and learn more about this literary matchmaking event.

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