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  • 2013
    • July
      • Upcoming titles for the rest of 2013!
        The Mayor’s Book Club
        Meets at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of the month, from noon to 1:00 PM.

        Titles were selected from the Library’s Read Your Way Around the World Book List. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.

        Upcoming meetings will take place on the following d

  • 2012
    • July
      • Interesting note in Sunday's New York Times on globalization and reading
        Up Front
        By THE EDITORS
        Pico Iyer was born in England to Indian parents, and when he was 9 years old began commuting — alone, six times a year — between 1960s California and ancient British boarding schools.

        “Globalism has seemed my destiny,” he said in a recent e-mail from r

      • The Mayor's Book Club fall line-up
        Continue to “Read Your Way Around the World” this fall with The Mayor's Book Club. The next selection of international-themed books to discuss is now set.

        Jul. 18: "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson.

        Aug. 15: “In the Time of the Butt

    • June
  • 2011
    • November
      • Mayor’s Book Club - What We're Reading
        The Mayor’s Book Club has a reading list for the first half of next year that aims to blend fiction and non-fiction, commentary and fantasy – and move around the globe as well.

        But if you have book ideas for this international reading group to consider down the road, we’

      • "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"
        “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” was a big hit with the Mayor’s Book Club – with its tale of two teenage boys sent to the Chinese countryside for re-education.

        Its story was a great picture of friendship – and the magic of story-telling.

        And it offered a vivid look at

    • September
      • Background on graphic novels
        Since the next selection for the Mayor’s Book Club is a graphic novel, we thought a little bit of background would be of interest.

        The term “graphic novel” was coined by Will Eisner who is considered to be one of the most important creators in the realm of sequential art -- which essent

      • Mayor's Book Club a Success!
        Fifty people came to the first lunchtime meeting of the Mayor’s Book Club at the Main Library – and at least a third of them shared their views about Cutting for Stone , a novel by Abraham Verghese, a book they generally liked… especially its vivid picture of life in Ethiopia and a doctor’s wor

      • New titles?
        I think it's great to suggest other titles. It's nice to have some short books for busy people, too.

      • Welcome to Read Your Way Around the World’s community conversation about books with roots around the world.
        The goal: to encourage people to read international titles that stretch their horizons – whether they explore them in book groups or on their own. The Library’s international booklist is at

        Whether you are part of a book club or reading sol