We are happy to announce West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge as our Community Read book for 2024!
Join us as we dive into this historical fiction novel, inspired by a true story, which follows a young man and his adventure driving two giraffes cross-country to the San Diego Zoo in 1938. The library will be giving out free copies of the book and hosting programs inspired by the book. Free books will be available starting at our kick-off event with the East Bay Vivarium on March 7th! Come by any branch afterward for your free copy when you sign up for a book discussion. Books available while supplies last.
Events and Book Discussions
Kickoff Event - The Vivarium Visits the Library Thursday, March 7th @ 6:30 Main Library Meet and learn about reptiles from the East Bay Vivarium! This event is for adults 18+. Free books will be available at this event.
Film Screening: We Bought a Zoo Friday, April 12 @6:00 Main Library A comedy-drama about a family renovating a struggling zoo. Rated PG, Runtime: 2 hr, 4 mins
Animal Trivia Night Thursday, April 25th @ 6:30 Main Library Test your knowledge of animal facts and compete to earn a prize! Come with a team or join one at the event. This event is for adults 18+
Meet the Author! Discussion with Lynda Rutledge Thursday, June 13th @ 6:30 Main Library Lynda will discuss her writing process, answer questions and will be available to sign books.
Book Discussions Discussions require registration. Please call 510-577-3971 starting March 8th to register or register when you pick up your free copy.