What we're about

The West Hollywood Women's Book Club was founded in order to offer women a way to connect with other women.

Our primary focus is connecting women who work, rest, or play in the City of West Hollywood. Our overarching mission is to transform our great city into a community one woman at a time. All women are welcome.

Upcoming events (4)

"High Voltage Women" Panel

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

West Hollywood Library will host a program that may be of special interest to book club members. It is not necessary to have read the book in advance! "High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light" by Ellie Belew is an inspiring new book on 1970s affirmative action pioneers who broke gender and race barriers in the electrical trades, forged links of solidarity, and moved their union to better represent the entire workforce. This program will feature a multi-media presentation and commentary by local labor and women’s rights activists, including Nettie Dokes, Yuisa Gimeno, and Zerita Jones. Discussion and Q&A will follow. Like all library programs, this is free and open to the public. RSVPs are welcomed but required.

Discuss "There, There" by Tommy Orange

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

The book for September is "There, There" by Tommy Orange. If you haven’t read the book, you’re welcome to attend and get a copy of the following month’s selection. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board. There’s free parking with validation in the five-story parking structure. Summary: Follows 12 characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism.

Discuss "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

The book for October is "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. If you haven’t read the book, you’re welcome to attend and get a copy of the following month’s selection. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board. There’s free parking with validation in the five-story parking structure. Summary provided by the publisher: Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo.

Discuss "American Spy" by Lauren Wilkinson

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

The book for November is "American Spy" by Lauren Wilkinson. If you haven’t read the book, you’re welcome to attend and get a copy of the following month’s selection. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board. There’s free parking with validation in the five-story parking structure. Summary provided by the publisher: It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. Her career has stalled out. When she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining the revolutionary president of Burkina Faso, she says yes.

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Discuss "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

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