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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

The Library is closed; but during this period, the Friends of the Library and Literary Affairs are offering virtual book discussion meetings through the video-conferencing platform Zoom. For more information on how you can participate in these online book discussions, email to join.

Even if you have not read the book yet, you are welcome to attend. 

The following book discussions will be held in virtual format:



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The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

ebooks, eBooks & AudioBooks,
request a copy for sidewalk pickup

(100th Anniversary, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Tuesday, February 2, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, February 18, 1:00 p.m.

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The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett

eBook, AudioBook,
request a copy for sidewalk pickup

Tuesday, March 2
, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 10, 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, March 18, 1:00 p.m.


Upcoming Book selection for April 2021:

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Late in the day
by Tessa Hadley


Copies of books discussed are available in eBook and audiobook formats and can be checked out through our Library’s Digital Branch.


Jim J's Jukebox - Discovering America's Music


Jim J
Now - in Virtual Format! | Wednesdays at 6:00pm

February 10th | March 17th | April 28th

Here's how to participate in Jim J's Jukebox 2020 Safe-at-Home Edition

Please note new start time: 6:00 p.m.

Email OR call (310) 288-2244 to RSVP

You can catch up on December 2020 program below:

If you haven't already done so, set up a Zoom account: - Go to: and sign up for your free account.

The meetings are best viewed on a computer or laptop due to screen size. If using a phone or iPad, you will need to download the Zoom app on the device. -

After you create your account, download the app on the device you plan to use here:

Zoom link will be sent out to registered attendees the day prior to the program.

American Songbook buff Jim Jimirro shares facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and music from his collection.

Join many who have enjoyed his vibrant and informed perspective on the music of Berlin, Porter, Ellington, and Gershwin, the lyrics of Mercer and Hammerstein, and the stylings of Sinatra and Fitzgerald. Mr. Jimirro was founding president of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video and is currently Chairman of the Board of National Lampoon.

Jim J's Jukebox  |  email Jim J at  |


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