Sunday, August 31, 2008

book to loan

Reading ahead? I have "Eat, Pray, Love" available to loan out. Let me know if you would like to borrow it.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Donate books to Partners in Care

Partners in Care* has opened a new thrift store at 2883 Cold Springs Road (near Dr. Sands office & the DMV). They are slowly but surely building a decent used books section and could really use our support. Donations are accepted at the thrift store Mon. - Sat. beginning at 9:30 a.m through 4:30 p.m.

If you have a book or two you'd like to donate, bring the books to our next gathering and I'll take the books to the thrift store as a donation from our book club.

* Partners in Care is a non-profit community agency devoted to the improvement of health care for seriously ill persons in El Dorado County.

Two ways to support your library

It has been three years since Measure L - the $15 a year property tax - failed in the election and the library lost an important part of its funding. We would like to ask you to help your library by "paying the tax anyway". Your donation of $15 or more would really help. An easy way to make a donation is by going to our web site, and clicking on "Make a Donation" to your library.

Another way to help the library and have some fun is to attend our Third Annual Wine for Words Event...
The El Dorado County Main Library in Placerville will be hosting our Wine for Words Event on Sunday, September 28th from 4pm to 8pm. Best selling author John Lescroart will be speaking about his new book “Betrayal”. The evening will begin at 4pm with wine tasting from five local wineries: Ursa Vineyards, DK Cellars, Madrona Vineyards, Wofford Acres Vineyards and Fenton Herriott Vineyards. Each guest will receive a special event wine glass. At 5pm a catered dinner by Diane Wilkinson will be served.

For more information please call the library at 530-621-5540. You may also visit the library website at This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

book to loan

I have a copy of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" to lend. This is our book for November. Shoot me an email if you're interested.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

book to loan

Three Cups of Tea is available for anyone who needs to borrow it! Just let me know...
Great to see you all - it was a good meeting!


Lisa See: How Book Clubs Have Changed

"The single biggest change I've seen and the one I love most --- and maybe this will sound funny coming from a writer --- is that the book is usually secondary to the experience of women talking to each other. Often women tell me that they spend about twenty minutes talking about the book and the rest of the meeting talking about life. I understand that. We're all so busy, yet we all desire companionship and a place to let down our hair. When and where else do we get to be with other women to boast, complain, commiserate, and laugh at silly stuff?"

~ Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love.

"Three Cups of Tea" for September

Sacramento Public Library has selected "Three Cups of Tea" for its One Book program. The two public events featuring author Greg Mortenson are sold out. There is still one program that's open:
PROGRAM AVAILABLE On Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m., the Library and the Bee Book Club will co-host a special program featuring, Three Cups of Tea co-author, David Relin at the Central Library. The seating is limited – first come, first served. Book sales and signing will follow the program. (read more)
Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.” -Tom Brokaw

"A stunningly simple story of how to make peace" -Bloomsbury Review

" only hopes U.S. policymakers read Mortenson's book" -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Astonishing tale of compassion - and of promise kept" -Time Magazine Asia Book of the Year

"Laced with drama, danger, romance, and good deeds" -Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our Next Six Books

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Appeal by John Grisham

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali