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The Waianae Public Library Book Club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles selected yearly by the members. In 2023, we will be adding another book club meeting. We will host 2 book clubs, one on Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday and our in-person meeting on the 4th Wednesday. You are welcome to attend either meeting, or if you love the book, come to both!
Meet: 3rd Wednesdays online via Zoom
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
If you are interested in joining, please contact Sheryl Lynch at the library 808-697-7868 or email
Our January 18 book is: Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
From Amazon: Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Cándido and América Rincón desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Cándido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.
Our entire reading list for 2023 is here:
FEBRUARY – WEST WITH THE NIGHT by B.Markham
Markham, often described as “the first person” to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, chronicles her many adventures in her memoir.
MARCH – BROKEN TRUST by Samuel King
:Greed, Mismanagement, & Political Manipula-tion at America’s Largest Charitable Trust. This is the story of the 1997 Bishop Estate scandal.
APRIL – ORDINARY GRACE by W. Krueger
1961, Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of man-hood, is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable.
MAY – DEMON COPPERHEAD by B. Kingsolver
An Appalachian David Copperfield…Demon Copperhead reimagines Dickens’s story in a modern-day rural America contending with poverty and opioid addiction.
JUNE – TASTE: MY LIFE THROUGH FOOD by Stanley Tucci
Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, New York.
JULY – MEMORY POLICE by Yoko Ogawa
A surreal, provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, a stunning new work from one of the most exciting contemporary authors writing in any language.
AUGUST – THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN by Marie Benedict
A novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity.
SEPTEMBER – THE SEED KEEPER by Diane Wilson
A novel spanning several generations, following a Dakhóta family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.
OCTOBER – SOOLEY by John Grisham
In the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the U.S. with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket-ball tournament.
NOVEMBER – THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY by B. Slocumb
A spellbinding first novel that melds classical music, the mystery surrounding a stolen violin and history, too.
DECEMBER – WEST WITH GIRAFFES by L. Ruthledge
An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America.
In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, most public libraries will be closed on Monday, March 27, 2023. Oahu libraries that are normally open on Sundays will be closed to observe the holiday on March 26th and be open on Monday, March 27th. Libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.