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  • Valley Reads Book Club via Zoom

    NEWS RELEASE
    October 26, 2020
    Valley Reads Book Club via Zoom


    The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to announce its next Valley Reads Book Club. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. through Zoom video conferencing.

    The book for the month of November is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The novel is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state known as Gilead, which has overthrown the United States government. The novel follows Offred in her attempt to resist her role as a handmaiden. The novel discusses themes of love, women’s rights, religion, and resistance. 

    Patrons wishing to participate in Valley Reads Book Club should email jgaytan@cityofsantamaria.org with their name, and phone number or email to be included in the Zoom meeting. Patrons may also provide their information over the telephone by calling (805) 925-0994.

    The Santa Maria Public Library’s main library, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, and Cuyama  branches are open for sidewalk pick-up service, and the Orcutt library and the Bookmobile are open for Grab and Go service. Other in-person services are closed due to the Local Health Emergency declared by the County.  The Library also offers 24/7 digital resources including downloadable eBooks, movies, magazines, and audiobooks. Online databases and programs, email reference service, veterans’ resources, updates about the Library’s operations and more are available online at www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library.  Patrons may also apply for a free Library card online.

    Questions may be directed to the Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.