One Book, One City 2024

The Sierra Madre Public Library is honored to announce the 2024 One Book One City selection, Humankind: a Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. One Book One City is a community reading program that invites everyone in Sierra Madre to read and discuss the same book during February 2024 and participate in exciting programs and events.

This fabulous community program includes a dinner with “The Human Library,” a kindness book where you can write about the kindness you’ve received, various donation drives throughout the month, an “Off the Page” stage reading at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, Valentine’s Day card making for a local hospital, and so much more! 

In the hopeful 2021 nonfiction Humankind, Dutch author Rutger Bregman focuses on how humans can use our inherently good nature to build a better society. Follow this journey through human history, which demonstrates that people’s belief in their generosity and collaboration isn’t just optimistic, it’s realistic.

Throughout the month of February, extra copies of Humankind will be available for checkout at the Library, as well as extra downloadable eBook copies via Libby.

Connect all month long through engaging themed programs that are free and fun for the whole family. Call the Library at (626) 355-7186 for more information.

Please view the OBOC events by clicking on the links below:
OBOC Brochure of Events
Library Calendar of Events 

Third Thursday Book Club

A monthly book club for adults on the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 am. Participants read, discuss, and enjoy a selected book each time. Check the Calendar for this month's selection. OBOCBookClub

Books read by the Third Thursday Book Club in the past year:
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Quiet American by Graham Green
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Cricut - STEAM Station

The Cricut is an electronic cutting machine for DIY crafts and projects. The machine is available during open Library hours and no appointment is necessary. We recommend you attend our once a month Cricut Basic Intro Workshop first to learn how to use the Library's machine. An adult must accompany all users under age 13. Check the Library's Event Calendar for specific dates of the Cricut Intro Workshops.

3D Printer - STEAM Station

3D Printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model. 3D Printing is available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis. An adult must accompany all users under age 13.

OBOC Book Club Photo

For more information about programs and services or to make a suggestion, call the Library at 626-355-7186.