According to JoAnne Tobias in the December edition of the Berkeley Monthly, “Who says that no one reads anymore? On any given evening, bands of bibliophiles are shooting the literary breeze in living rooms, bookstores, libraries, and online around the East Bay. ….. But caveat emptor: no matter how you choose to schmooze, there’s no such thing as a non-addictive book club. ”
The Albany Library is proud to sponsor three reading groups – one continuing, one with a new leader, and one brand new starting in January. The Adult Evening Book Group meets on the third Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. and continues with the theme of “The World Through My Eyes” – the December 16 book is The Life of Pi and the January 20 book is A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The Great Books Group meets on the fourth Wednesdays from 1:30- 2:30. The January 27 book is Playboy of the Western World. Former AHS Librarian Rosalie Gonzales now leads both groups. You can be put on an email list to get interesting articles in advance of the meetings by contacting Ronnie Davis firstname.lastname@example.org. People are welcome to attend one or every meeting.
The third group is a brand new Literacy Reading Club geared to non-native speakers who want to read and practice their English. Anyone interested in this group can contact Alameda County Library’s “Write to Read” program at 510-745-1480.
What is important is to read – share – enjoy!