2013-city-of-santa-maria-logo-colorThe Santa Maria Public Library facilitates a monthly book club, The Valley Reads, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Shepard Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 28th. Refreshments will be served.

Each month a new book title is read and discussed along with complimentary coffee and snacks. To join The Valley Reads, please come to the Santa Maria Public Library and sign-up with staff at the second floor information desk.

The book selection for March, is The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true story of two men, the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure victims to an untimely death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Larson has created a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best 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 reference desk, 925-0994 ext. 8562.

Department:                             Public Library
Contact Person:                      Daniel Slutske, Library Technical Assistant
Telephone Number:                  (805) 925-0994 ext. 1168
E-mail Address:                        dslutske@cityofsantamaria.org