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Fireside Library

Hours:

Monday and Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 11:30pm
Saturday - closed

The church’s Fireside Library was established in 1985, by long time church member Martha Bullock. In the past, the library has also served as a storage room, a Sunday school classroom for handicapped children, a Mexican bar, a minister’s office and even a rabbi's office when a Jewish congregation was being formed in the community.

It is now a facility of the church which serves both church members and Nursery School families as a lending library for children and adults. The library is also a meeting place for church committees and study groups. Children especially enjoy the Tower Room, a cozy retreat with its own book collection as well as puzzles to enjoy.

Included in the collection of more than 5000 volumes are fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. There is a selection of mysteries, books that deal with religious, social and health issues, as well as current events and parenting books. New books are added on a monthly basis.

During the year, monthly Book Talks are held, in which books are reviewed and discussed by book lovers from the church family and the community at large.

New Fall Books

Non Fiction

    The Lost City of Oz                             David Grann

   Killers of the Flower Moon                   David Grann

  Jazz Age to Our Age in La Jolla              Molly McClain

Stanton- Lincoln’s War Secretary             Walter Stahr

Science Fiction

           The Moon is a Harsh Mistress              Robert A. Heinlein

Fiction

       Women in the Castle                             Jessica Shatluck

            Distant View of Everything                   Alexander McCall Smith

        Lincoln in the Bardo                           George Saunders
(Mann Booker Prize winner 2017) 

      Days Without End                               Sebastian Barry

    The Address                                         Fiona Davis

       Anything is Possible                          Elizabeth Strout

      Little French Bistro/Little French Bookshop     Nina George

    Y is for Yesterday                                     Sue Grafton

         The Enchanted April                          Elizabeth Von Arnim
(an “oldies” good read)

    Column of Fire                                      Ken Follett

To Be Where You Are                               Jan Karon

Vengeance of Mothers                               Jim Fergus
(sequel to 1000 White Women)

An Echo of Murder                                  Ann Perry

The Sandcastle Girls                          Chris Bohjalian 
(One Book, One San Diego 2017)