A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen within our souls.
January is finally bringing the colder weather that some have been longing for, as well as a brand new year whose first order of business usually seems to be how to pay for all the excessive delights of the holiday season of the old year!
Thankfully your Pasadena Public Library has allsorts of FREE entertainment available-from the hottest new books and DVDs to fun programs. Check out the Friends Bookstore, where coffee is still only $.50, mini-chocolate bars only $.10, mass market paperback books only $.25, and most hardbound books and DVDs only $1.00 (still a real bargain!). Also take time to check out the Friends Silent Auction cases at both the Central and Fairmont Libraries and bid on some beautiful bargains-maybe even a little something for your Valentine’s sweetie.
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will NOT be having a January meeting, but they will be reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter for their NEXT scheduled meeting on February 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Branch Library.
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will read Getting Old Is Criminal by Rita Lakin, and will meet in the Board Room at the Central Library on Monday, January 21, 3:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and healthful new year’s goodies will be served as the group follows the adventures of septuagenarian Gladdy Gold and her friends at Fort Lauderdale’s Gladdy Gold Detective Agency (motto: “Never Trust Anyone Under Seventy-Five”) as they go undercover to track down a retirement-home Romeo who ends his affairs in murder.
Contact William Simpson (First Monday) at the Fairmont Library 281-998-1095 X 15 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-477-4984 for more information regarding these two very interesting book clubs.