city of santa mariaThe next meeting of The Valley Reads book club is Tuesday, May 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Santa Maria Public Library’s Shepard Hall.

The book selection for May is The Martian by Andy Weir. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 and must improvise in order to survive. This book was first published as an e-book.

Each month a new book title is read and discussed along with complimentary coffee and snacks. To join The Valley Reads, please either come to the Santa Maria Public Library and sign-up with staff at the second floor information desk or call the Library at 925-0994 extension 8562.

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.

ions may be directed to the information desk, 925-0994 extension 8562.