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Library Loop: Explore book club opportunities at local libraries

Have you thought about joining a book club, but never taken the plunge? As we emerge from our COVID isolation, now is a great time to explore the many in-person book club opportunities our North Tahoe community offers.

One of the first questions to ask is what do you expect from the book club? Are you interested in reading or are you more interested in socializing? What kind of books would you like to discuss with others? When and where can we meet?

Each of our region’s county library systems, Nevada, Placer, and Washoe, offer book club options. Additionally, there are many book clubs in local neighborhoods as well as local independent bookstores such as Word After Word in Truckee.

On April 6 from 2-3 p.m., the Novel Ideas Book Club at the Tahoe City and King’s Beach Libraries will discuss “Circe,” the New York Times bestseller by Madeline Miller. Truckee and Incline Village Libraries will be offering book clubs on April 19. Truckee Library’s Just Books Book Club will be discussing Anne Youngson’s “Meet Me at the Museum” from 1-2 p.m. The library will meet at 10:30 a.m. to discuss various pieces of poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Another fantastic book club option is available in our community for adults and young adults with developmental disabilities. Truckee Library offers the Next Chapter Book Club with the goal of providing individuals with the opportunity to participate in an inclusive, socially connected group that will promote lifelong learning and self-advocacy. The library is pleased to work with two local programs that work with people with disabilities, Tahoe Ability Group and Elevation. Groups meet every other Tuesday and Thursday.

You have plenty of time to join the April Book Clubs, so please contact your local libraries for more information. Or, if you are a member of another local book club, please contact us for recommendations and availability of future readings.

Truckee/Nevada County Library

10031 Levon Ave, Truckee. Call 530-582-7846

Tuesdays at 11 a.m.: Coloring to Zen, a coloring program for adults. All materials provided.

Wednesdays 4-5 pm: RUFF Reading Join us for fun with therapy animals and crafts! Read with Rufus, Simon and Gracie. In partnership with library staff, volunteers and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: preschool story time; the first Thursday of the month is bilingual story time.

March 25, 6:30-8 p.m.: Interview with New York Times best-selling author Madeline Miller Madeline Miller’s “Circe” is Nevada County Reads Book of the Year. Attend an in-person viewing party at the Truckee Library’s new WorkSpace at 10879 Donner Pass Rd. on the east side of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Light refreshments will be served during the in-person viewing party. The public will participate in a live Q&A with the author!

April 1 – All Nevada County libraries are closed for a staff training day.

Kings Beach/Placer County Library

301 Secline Street, Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: preschool story time. Stop by to have fun with books and make new friends!

Wednesday, April 6, 2-3 p.m. – Novel Ideas Book Group discussing “Circe” by Madeline Miller.

Discover our new exhibition of local artists by Lauren Chorey.

We offer scanning, faxing, copying, free Wi-Fi and computer use.

Tahoe City Library/Placer County

740 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City. Call 530-583-3382

Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: preschool story time. Songs, rhymes, literacy tips and more!

Wed. April 6, 2-3 p.m. – Novel Ideas Book Group discussing “Circe” by Madeline Miller. Branch of Kings Beach.

Thursday, April 21 from 4-5 p.m. Friends of the Tahoe City Library present their new Tech Talks. 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month! First talk: “Cloud storage options. Which is best for you?” Plumas Bank conference room.

We offer scanning, faxing, copying, free Wi-Fi and computer use.

Incline Village Library / Washoe County

845 Alder Ave, Incline Village. Call 775-832-4180

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Baby Story Time – ideal for children 0-18 months. Registration required.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Toddler Time – ideal for children 18 months to 3 years old. Registration required. Special Toddler Time with Washoe County Executive Eric Brown, Thursday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Teen Tuesday – Every Tuesday there is something fun and creative for teens. Snacks always provided! March 22 Guided painting – follow and paint a mini canvas. April 5 Drawing Challenges – Get creative on paper and in virtual reality.

Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. PJ Story Time. Family story time with a bedtime theme…come in pajamas and slippers.

Every Tuesday from 2-7pm and every Friday from 10am-2pm Book a Librarian – Get 50 minutes of one-on-one assistance from a librarian at the Incline Village Library. Librarians can help with computers, phones, and tablets, create a resume, download e-books, set up email, use the library catalog, and more!

Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m. – Nazanin Arastoo Puppet Theater – Lost in the Forest

Tuesday, April 5, 5-7 p.m. – Incline High School AP Art Reception. Come see works of art and hear these talented students talk about what inspired them to create. Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m. — Weird Science Wednesday. Come experience the strange, wacky science of magnetic attraction!

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. – Movie night. Enjoy the family movie, Encanto. Free popcorn!

Registration for all events:

Members of the Tahoe Ability Group participate in a recent book club at the Truckee Library.
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