While lots of us are still suffering from May’s pollen as well as enjoying its many flowers, it is a good time to enjoy the highly filtered air-conditioning and take advantage of all the free things at your Pasadena Library. Come check out our new gardening and landscaping books as well as the new thrillers, mysteries, vampire tales and hot titles for all ages. Be sure and allow some extra time to take a good look at the new exhibit featuring “The Titanic: 100 Years of a Night Forever Remembered,” with its many photos and artifacts of the world of ocean liners in 1912. Top off your visit with some nice hot coffee and chocolate treats at bargain rates from our Friend’s Bookstore and check out the vintage jewelry and other items up for bids in our Silent Auction-you may find just the spring gift you were looking for.
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will be reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and will be meeting on Monday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Fairmont Library. Come and enjoy discussing the unusual tale of a “single lady” author and her wildly assorted group of neighbors as they write about and share stories of their lives as they are living under the Nazi occupation of their island of Guernsey in World War II.
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Blub will be reading The Cat, the Lady and the Liar by Leann Sweeney, and will be meeting on Monday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Library. Coffee, tea and assorted tasty goodies will be served as the group follows cat quilter (and amateur sleuth) Jillian Hart as she attempts to find the owner of a gorgeous stray cat and ends up in the middle of a decades old mystery with a killer who just won’t quit.
Contact Kenya Johnson (First Monday) at the Fairmont Library 281-998-1095 X 14 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-475-4984 for more information regarding these two book clubs.