Friday, December 14, 2007

"Mysterious California" Book Discussion Planned at the Buena Park Library District

Mysterious California is a compelling and innovative book discussion program provided free to libraries by the California Center for the Book. The Buena Park Library District will be hosting two simultaneous sessions of this program in January and February. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

One session will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on January 3rd, 10th and 24th and February 7th and 21st; the other on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on January 3rd, 10th and 24th; and February 7th and 21st. The afternoon group meets in the meeting room in the downstairs auditorium and the evening group meets in the board room on the second floor.

In Week One (January 3rd), participants view and discuss the short film, Mysterious California: Four Authors, in which the writers talk about the influence of California’s places on their work. For each of the following meeting dates, one of the four mysteries chosen to represent a cross-section of crime fiction written by California authors will be discussed. The writers and novels to be discussed include Southland by Nina Revoyr (January 10th), The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (January 24th), Shell Games by Kirk Russell (February 7th) and Sharpshooter by Nadia Gordon (February 21st). Copies of each of these books are available for check-out at the Library.

For more information on the books to be discussed, go to the Library’s web site at and select Buena Park Library District Book Blog. Any questions, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.

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