“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”
September for most of us means BACK TO WORK. Vacations are over, swimming pools are closed, school is back in session and the rest of us are scrambling to get back in the swing of things.
Librarians at last get a chance to catch their breaths after their “summer madness” (Summer Reading Club). But no matter what you’re doing to get ready for fall, it is a GREAT time to stop by your Pasadena Public Library, where you can find some of the latest best-sellers and hot titles for free — something that will come in handy after all of those “back to school” expenses. Come by and relax in our cushy club chairs while reading a new magazine and check out our Friends Bookstore for new sale items.
The Friends are planning a Fall Book Sale (and author signing) on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Café area. Local author “Joan Rylen” (pen name of authors Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Hill) will be giving a short presentation and signing copies of their new book Getaway Girlz (a “red hot” mystery with lots of humor) at the Book sale starting at noon and running until 1:30 p.m. Getaway Girlz can be purchased at the granite counter during the event (with 10% of sales benefiting the Friends), so put this great Book Sale on your “Must Do List!”
FIRST MONDAY BOOK CLUB
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will read City Of Veils by Zoe Farraris, and will meet on Monday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Library (meeting time moved to the second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday closing). Come and see a city and civilization unveiled as the group follows forensic scientist Katya Hijazi as she investigates the beating death of an unconventional young woman film-maker and the disappearance of her American “summer husband” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
TEA TIME MYSTERY CLUB
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will read Murder On A Girl’s Night Out by Anne George, and will meet on Monday, September 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library. Coffee, tea and country-western snacks will be served as the group discusses the trials and tribulations of Birmingham, Alabama sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice when one of them buys the Skoot’n’Boot Bar only to find a strangled and stabbed body hanging in the club’s “wishing well…”