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Book Club for Adults

In-Person Program

2024-05-15 15:00:00 2024-05-15 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club for Adults Join us for book club as we discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 15
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 15:00:00 2024-05-15 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club for Adults Join us for book club as we discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

San Gabriel Library

Meeting Room

Join us for book club as we discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up.

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace—and will touch lives in a ways she can scarcely imagine.

Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the
mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

San Gabriel Library

Phone: 626.287.0761

Hours
Mon, May 20 Closed
Tue, May 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

San Gabriel Library was founded in 1915 and moved to its present site in 1967. The non-profit Friends of the San Gabriel Library organization was founded in 1967 to support and promote awareness of the Library and its services.  An interior mural painted by accomplished Native American artist Robert Freeman in 1984 depicts life at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in the late eighteenth century while recognizing the importance of the indigenous people of the area, the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation.

The library underwent a refurbishment in 2007 that added an elevator tower, enhanced community room, updated technology, new furnishings, and a bright and colorful redesign which included a paint restoration of the mural. 

Upcoming events

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us as we enjoy Asian folk dances performed by the Gypsy Folk Ensemble! For Adults

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join juggler extraordinaire Michael Rayner for hilarious tricks and stunts (like balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin and spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol) with uproarious stand-up and improvised fun. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Have fun with your toddler as they explore their sense of touch using a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will explore different textures and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 – 4 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for book club as we discuss The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services. For ages 12 - 17.

Fri, Jun 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn about Juneteenth and weave your own Juneteenth bookmark. For Ages 12 - 17 Supplies graciously provided by the Friends of the San Gabriel Library

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.