“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.”
-Henry Ward Beecher-
May is the month when we finally get to see all those beautiful flowers that we have been suffering through rains and pollen aplenty for. It is also the perfect time to start cleaning house and throwing away, selling on Ebay or giving to charity some of the old things that you no longer need, use or want. If you need help, come by your favorite Pasadena Public Library branch and check out helpful classics like Clutter’s Last Stand, Do I Dust Or Vacuum First?, Make Your House Do the Housework and eBay For Dummies to show you how to “move mountains” as painlessly as possible. This will give you more room for the bargains that you will be able to pick up at the Friends Summer Book Sale, which will take place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 in the Meeting Room and Café area at the Central Library. It will be their biggest sale ever and will include vintage collectibles, costume jewelry and gift items as well as books, so mark it on your calendars!
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will be discussing Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and will be meeting on Monday, May 6 at 6:00p.m. in the Conference Room of the Fairmont Branch Library. Come join the group as they follow one of the most dramatic stories in history as charismatic actor John Wilkes Booth fires the single shot that kills reconciling President Abraham Lincoln and changes the course of American history forever.
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will be discussing Death Takes Passage by Sue Henry on Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library. Coffee, tea, cookies, salmon, chocolate and other delicacies will be served as the group follows the adventures of Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen and his love, famous “musher” Jessie Arnold, as they find out who’s up to murder on an Inside Passage historic cruise accompanied by two tons of Yukon gold.
For additional information regarding these two book clubs, please contact William Simpson for (First Monday) at the Fairmont Library 281-998-1095 x15 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) at the Central Library 713-475-4984.