The Contemporary Fiction Book Club
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Discuss! focuses on topical, thought-provoking contemporary fiction. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The August 2019 selection is Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an "inventory of echoes" from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate.

夏日進步 2019



星期二, 2019年8月20日, 9:30 am
Great Books Reading Group
星期二, 2019年8月20日, 6:00 pm
Sunset 分館, Sunset Program Room
West Portal Book Club
星期三, 2019年8月21日, 11:00 am
West Portal 分館, West Portal 公眾範圍



Beginning Genealogy (Class 3)
星期二, 2019年8月20日, 1:30 pm
Main 總圖書館, 學習工作室
Conversational French Group
星期二, 2019年8月20日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, Martin Paley 會議室
Making Glass Pebble Magnets
星期四, 2019年8月22日, 6:00 pm
Potrero 分館, Potrero 分館會議室



Armchair Travel
至 星期二, 2019年8月20日
Main 總圖書館, Magazines & Newspapers Desk - 5th Floor