Book Discussions/Events

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

Book Club discusses 1984 @Claremont

On Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss George Orwell's novel, 1984. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies from other locations or to help you check this book out from our new download service, Hoopla. We hope you can join us for an evening of conversation about a classic!  All are welcome. Free

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"A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud" @West

Community Meeting Room

Adult Story Time presents Carson McCullers' short story, "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud".  An earnest young boy and a tired traveler engage in a poignant dialogue about the science of love.  We'll perform every word of McCullers' text.  After the performance, stay for refreshments and a discussion of the story, genre and author.

Want to read the story before the performance?  You'll find the text here.

 

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Poet MK Chavez @Claremont

MK Chavez reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion. MK Chavez is the author of several chapbooks including Mothermorphosis.  Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges at Pegasus Books, curates Uptown Fridays, and is co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. Please pick one up!

For directions or other information please call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6820. This event is part of a guest poet series held three times a year at the Claremont Branch. Free.

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Book Group @Claremont

On Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies from other locations or to help you check this book out from our new download service, Hoopla. We hope you can join us for what is certain to be a robust discussion of a classic! We'll also be planning our reading selection for July's group meeting. All are welcome. Free.

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Poet B.H. Fairchild Reading @North Branch

A rare Bay Area chance to hear the work of this National Book Award-nominated poet!

 

B.H. Fairchild grew up in small towns in Texas and Kansas. His poetry explores the empty landscapes of the region of his birth, the lives of its working-class residents, and the search for meaning in daily life. Paul Mariani says Fairchild’s poems “insist on the beauty to be found in what seems to be a desolate landscape.” 

 

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