“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”
December is upon us with all of its mad holiday rush of worshiping, shopping, party-going, gift-giving and marathon eating. While coping with all of these wonderful (and exhausting) activities, make it a point to take a break and stop by your Pasadena Public Library to enjoy our special Abraham Lincoln displays, antique toys display and our many decorated Christmas trees. Don’t forget to visit our Friends Book Store, where you can pick up all sorts of gently used books, paperbacks, and DVD and VHS films as well as brand new Christmas key chains and pretty bookmarks and stationary. You can take a break from the holidays while relaxing in our comfortable club chairs and enjoying a hot cup of $.50 coffee or you can come by and check out one of our book clubs-one of which will be serving some really nice holiday treats courtesy of some very generous Tea-Time Mystery Book Club members. If you have time, you can even stop by Pasadena City Hall and see some gorgeous Christmas trees decorated by local non-profit organizations, including our very own Library tree featuring “Clifford & Friends” (just look for that really BIG RED DOG)…
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will read A Separate Peace by John Knowles, and will meet in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Library on Monday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.. Come and join the group as it discusses this classic coming-of-age tale set in the summer of 1939 at an exclusive prep school where room-mates Gene and Phineas form a complex bond of friendship that leads to violence, a confession and a betrayal of trust.
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will read Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny, and will meet in the Board Room at the Central Library on Monday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and wonderful Christmas treats will be served as the group follows Chief Inspector Armand Gamach at Quebec’s Winter Carnival as he investigates the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society, where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of Quebec founder Samuel de Champlain ends in murder.
or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-475-4984 for more information regarding these two book clubs.