“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
Summer is upon us! That means children are out of school and thoughts of sun, sandy beaches, water sports and maybe even summer vacations begin. But with gas approaching the $4.00 per gallon mark, it may be time to start considering all the books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, exhibits and programs available for FREE at your Pasadena Public Library.
Check out our fine “Mementos Of D-Day, June 6, 1944” exhibit that is here at the Central Library through July, and scope out the large display cases at the Central and Fairmont branch libraries that are STUFFED with marvelous prizes that can be won by children, teens and even adults who participate in our three Summer Reading Clubs. Be sure to mark your calendars for our Friends of the Pasadena Public Library book sale on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where all sorts of gently used books and videos will go for bargain prices. You can enjoy their special summertime “nickel candy” as well.
FIRST MONDAY BOOK CLUB
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will be reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and will meet on Monday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Library. Come and delve into the dark side of the “Jazz Age” as the members discuss golden boy/dark horse Jay Gatsby and the hard lesson that he doesn’t live to learn about–being very careful what you wish for.
TEA TIME MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will read Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, and will be meeting on Monday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Library. Coffee, orange tea, orange juice and delicious summer treats will be served as the group follows the adventures of truly dumped (as in overboard a cruise liner) heiress Joey Perrone, as she and her rescuer Mick Stranahan (a VERY retired police detective) go all out to settle the score with her worthless (and murderous) husband Chaz (the most incompetent marine biologist in Florida’s history).
Contact William Simpson (First Monday) at the Fairmont Branch Library 281-998-1095 x15 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-475-4984 for more information regarding these two book clubs.