FAQ's about the FOPAL Book Group
Q) When, what time, where are the meetings?

A) The meetings are once a month on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 and usually run until 9 pm.  We meet in the Palo Atlo at Lucie Stern Community Center on Middlefield Road in the Fireside Room.

Q) How are books chosen?

A) Every April we select the books we will read for the next 11 months.  Members bring in book suggestions of books that they have read and enjoyed or would like to read.   Then the Book Group as a whole picks the books from the books suggested at the April meeting.

Q) What kind of books have been chosen?

A) We read most anything: fiction, non fiction, travel, biographies, classics, foreign authors, poetry, plays and best sellers.  Our only restrictions are that the books should be available in paperback and are under 500 pages.

Q) How are the meetings run?

A) One member, usually the person that suggested the book, is in charge of presenting and leading the discussion.  Common formats are to present some research on the author's life and other writings and then to ask the group questions about the book and a general discussion begins.

Q) How big is the group?

A) Depending on the month anywhere from 10 -20 people come to each meeting.  We welcome all newcomers.

Q) How do I join?

A) Members should join the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.  Then just come to our monthly book discussion group meetings.

How can I Join the Friends?

Please go to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library website for the most up to date information