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2nd Wednesday of each Month

Fireside Room

​All ages are welcome, and you do not need to have finished the book to participate!

The Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library

Fundraising Event​​

The Friends group sponsors special events as well as ongoing activities. We invite you to join in some or all of these activities:

Book Sale

Book Club

​Please see a link to the full schedule at the bottom of the page.

Pearl Avenue Branch Library

4270 Pearl Avenue

​San Jose, CA 95136



Friends of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library

December:  NO MEETING 

October: They May not Mean To But they Do by Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine now explores the quandaries of eldercare through the eyes of a vibrant matriarch who has no interest in aging gracefully. Joy Bergman has stood by her husband for nearly a lifetime, but as he slips further into dementia and their finances dwindle, she faces exasperating choices. When their well-intentioned children try to intervene, they aren’t prepared for their mother’s rebellious streak, especially when an old flame enters her life. A radiant, compassionate look at three generations --- including in-laws, ex-in-laws and same-sex spouses --- THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO is a modern take on timeless questions of love and loyalty.
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Every Wednesday

Fireside Room

Come meet other knitters and crocheters and have fun sharing your favorite craft with others. We meet from 3:00 to about 4:30pm every Wednesday afternoon. Work on your own projects or on charity projects. All levels are welcome!  THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS (MARCH, 2017)

Book Club

February 10, 2018
10am-4pm      $5 Bag Sale 3-4pm

November: The Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Inspired by the real-life Kate Warne, first female Pinkerton detective. She was hired by Allan Pinkerton himself in 1856 to fight crime and solve cases in Chicago. Within a handful of years, she was so successful that he established a Bureau of Female Detectives and put her in charge of it. She helped save Abraham Lincoln’s life en route to his inauguration, and she worked undercover as a spy for the Union.

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