“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
August in Texas usually brings thoughts of nice long Alaska cruises if one is wealthy and thoughts of tubing in the cool San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers in the Hill County if one is like most of us with more moderate means… Thankfully, you can cool off right here in Pasadena in one of our City pools or just bounce around in one of the new splash pads available at three City parks.
The Library is also a nice place to cool off with FREE air-conditioning and our many cool programs. You can catch a movie, find out who will win the great prizes in our Youth, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Club programs, use one of our seventy-plus Internet terminals or just pick out a new bestselling book or hot new magazine to read while relaxing in one of our plush club chairs. Our Friends Bookstore is also open with 50-cent coffee and 10-cent chocolates and lots of bargain books and AV items, so escape the worst of the “dog days” of August at your Pasadena Public Library!
FIRST MONDAY BOOK CLUB
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will read In the Garden Of Beasts: Love, Terror and An American Family In Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson, and will meet on Monday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Library. A fascinating discussion will no doubt result as the group follows the family of Ambassador William Dodd as they experience the excitement and eventually the horror of 1933-34 Berlin as Adolf Hitler starts his terrible programs that will eventually set the whole world at war.
TEA TIME MYSTERY CLUB
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson, and will meet on Monday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library. Coffee, tea, snacks and cool summer ICE CREAM will be served as the group discusses the adventures of Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander as they struggle to find the truth about what happened to heiress Harriet Vanger over forty years ago.
Contact William Simpson (First Monday) at the Fairmont Library 281-998-1095 X 15 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-477-0276 X 4984 for more information regarding these two book clubs.