alt+library is a place to meet other readers and find new ways to be a part of the library community. The Sacramento Public Library has changed--we're conducting book clubs in bars and coffee shops, organizing speed dating events, and hosting videogame tournaments, in addition to lending books, movies, music, and more. This is the place to find out about some of our newest events. Also, look at our website:

Future books:

April: Zero to Maker by David Lang (author visit on April 19th!)

Past book club selections:

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz;Everything Bad is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson;Spook Country by William Gibson;Blindness by Jose Saramago;The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson;The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley;The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner;Darling Jim by Christian Moerk;Zeitoun by Dave Eggers;Geek Love by Katherine Dunn; The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol; Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan; Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser; Quirkyalone by Sasha Cagen; White Noise by Don DeLillo; Perfume by Patrick Susskind; The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender; Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield; Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby; The Bird Artist by Howard Norman; Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson; Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel; Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk; Just Kids by Patti Smith; Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson; The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan; On Beauty by Zadie Smith; Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis; Bowl of Cherries by Millard Kaufman; The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; In One Person by John Irving; The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker; The Slender Poe, collected works of Edgar Allan Poe; Gulp by Mary Roach; Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris; The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender; Fledgling by Octavia Butler

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  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    alt+library book club: From Zero to Maker

    8 Readers

    Are you possessed by the urge to invent, design, and make something that others enjoy, but don’t know how to plug into the Maker movement? In this book, you’ll follow... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Hank Shaw author visit

    4 Readers | 4.50 4.502

    Meet Hank Shaw, award-winning food writer, hunter and cook, as he shares everything the home cook needs to know about preparing waterfowl. April 15, Tuesday, 6:25 p.m.... Learn more
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    Book to Art: Hyperbole and a Half

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  • April 2 · 6:30 PM

    Author Visit: Austin Kleon--Show Your Work

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    Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered with author Austin Kleon Central Library Galleria Show Your Work! is a book for people who hate the... Learn more
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