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Weekly Program Bulletin

September 26, 2022

In the Spotlight

Tuesday, September 27

6:00 p.m. | Lecture Hall

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Watch on Vimeo Here

The Boy, the War, and the

Big Two-Hearted River

with John Maclean 

Hemingway Writer-In-Residence John Maclean will share and discuss a new piece he's writing for a book of essays celebrating the centennial of Ernest Hemingway's short story,

"Big Two-Hearted River".

Maclean's personal essay traces the importance of the Hemingway short story in the lives and writing of John and his late father Norman Maclean, but it also surveys the publishing and critical history of the story.

Thursday, September 29

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

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"Starting the Conversation":

A Panel on Aging Friendly 

The panel, organized by the Senior Connection and Aging Friendly Committee, will be moderated by Erin Buell, Outreach Coordinator at St. Luke’s. Panelists will bring knowledge from different areas and include Carol Stephens, licensed clinical psychologist; Jesse Harris of The Cove of Cascadia in Bellevue; and Sherri Ditch, life coach for adults with aging parents.

Check This Out!

Thursday, October 27

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

No Visible Bruises

with Rachel Louise Snyder

Join The Community Library and The Advocates for this community event and conversation with Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.

Registration opens TODAY/Here

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Wednesday, September 28

4:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Read It & Eat! Middle Grade Book Club: A Wish in the Dark 

For students in grades 6-8: 

  • Pick up a FREE copy of the book at The Community Library. (Limited to first 10). 
  • Read it and prepare to discuss it in a group setting.
  • Also be prepared for great food, lively conversation, and FUN!
  • Start by signing up here.

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Apples

Monday, September 26

10:30 a.m.

Lecture Hall

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, September 27

12:00-1:00 p.m.


Spanish Lunchtime Language

Spanish with Leo Padilla returns! Fall series runs through November 15. 

Tuesday, September 27

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

English Language Learning

Tuesday, September 27

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learning Commons

Brown Bag Poetry

Thursday, September 29

11:30 a.m. | Learning Commons

(Formerly Lunch & Lit)

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: Colors
  • Spanish Lunchtime Language
  • Audacious Read: Don Quixote
  • English Language Learning
  • Young Latino Leaders Panel
  • Tech Help Desk
  • Brown Bag Poetry
  • "Day of the Dead" with Regina Marchi
  • Sheep Ranching Q&A 

Click here for our full calendar.

Book Review: Library Staff

“On that terrible day, countless stories were forever erased from recorded history.”

Andrea Nelson, Library Assistant, recommends The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

Ahh, Los Angeles in the eighties! Such a study in contrasts. At once glittering, decaying, innovative, desperate, brilliant and dark. Shining stars, black holes, and all manner of people. In the twentieth century, dreamers from every corner of the planet flocked to L.A. By the mid-eighties, the City of Angels was both a cultural mecca and its own stylized cliché, but at its heart stood one true thing, steadfast and dependable: a wonderful public library.

The Los Angeles Central Public Library was not just any library, mind you. It supplied the entire sprawling metropolis with books. Its complicated transportation network ensured that a steady stream of knowledge and literacy would flow in and out of the many satellite libraries that popped up to enrich its ever-expanding suburbs and boroughs.

Once considered an architectural masterpiece, time had not been kind to the Central Library. It needed costly renovation, expansion and safety upgrades. As always, such things were expensive, and the City Council had many budgetary demands. The fabled landmark that boasted some of the largest and most important collections in the Western United States began to decay. One day in 1986, a charismatic storyteller and aspiring actor with a memorable mop of bright blonde hair mayor may nothave visited the library. On that day, a fire started...

Read Andrea's's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! My name is Kate. I am in 11th grade. I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing soccer in my free time when I am not at school. For my Book Beat review, I read November 9 by Colleen Hoover. 

November 9 is about a girl named Fallon who gets caught in a fire at a young age and is reminded of it everyday when she looks in the mirror with a look of disgust on her face.

Fallon and her father meet up at a restaurant for breakfast, the day before she is leaving to follow her dreams. While telling her father that she is pursuing her dream of acting, he doesn’t believe her or in her.

In the restaurant she is surprised when a random boy adds to the conversation as her “boyfriend” telling her father how amazing she is, annoying her father even more...

Read Kate's Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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