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Reading for the next meeting.

The Island of Sea Women / Julie & Geff / January 24

A story set in a unique culture. The setting is the Korean island of Jeju, a small Korean island with a dramatic history and a unique ecosystem. Here, women do dangerous diving work and men take care of the children. The book sweeps thru the age of Japanese colonialism, World War II, the Korean War, to our time of cellphones and wetsuits.

Available at our libraries.

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The Library Book / Ida & Roger / December 16

In 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library burned. Four hundred thousand books were lost. A New Yorker reporter investigates the event and the history of libraries.

We will study a mystery, meet memorable characters, and learn odd facts. A fun book for book lovers.