2013-city-of-santa-maria-logo-colorThe Santa Maria Public Library facilitates a monthly book club named The Valley Reads.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Shepard Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 24th.

Each month a new title is read and discussed along with coffee and snacks served.

To join The Valley Reads, please come to the Santa Maria Public Library.  Sign-ups are available at the second-floor information desk.

This month’s selection is All the Light We Cannot See. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious New York Times bestseller is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. This book won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The library’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday. The library is located at 421 S. McClelland Street.

Questions may be directed to the library’s reference desk, 925-0994 ext. 8562.