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At ALT Library, we want to meet adult readers where they are now! Whether that be in the local libraries or out in the community.

Come join us for monthly Midtown book club discussions, lively pop culture banter, and other enjoyable non-traditional events, both in and out of the library.

Let's meet up! RSVP and bring a friend (or two), and enjoy the splendors of Alt Library!

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Alt Library Book Club: Educated

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Synopsis from B&N.com

2020 Reading Challenge! (Virtual Challenge)

What do you want your bookshelf to look like in 2020? More non-fiction titles, graphic novels, or perhaps finally giving audiobooks a try... Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone and share your reading goals in the comments section! Personally, my goal is to read every book that I select for book clubs (ha!) and to read for at least 15 minutes every day. Happy reading everyone!

Book Club: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

I'm OBSESSED with this cover. "The Mothers" meets "An American Marriage" in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened. As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important. Synopsis from Goodreads.com.

"Beat the Librarians" Trivia Night

Fox and Goose

Join us for an epic battle of wits as a team of 6 librarians challenge the masses to a few rounds of trivia at Fox & Goose Public House. Bring yourself and a few friends, a hearty appetite, and all the random knowledge you can cram in your head. Teams can be up to 6 members. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. sharp, so arrive early to grab a seat.

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