Thursday, February 8, 2007

Introduction to the RRTable Blog

The Readers Roundtable blog is up and running and ready for your input. I hope you'll use it to post whatever news, events, books, comments, suggestions, etc. that you'd like to share with the group between meetings.

Below are a few tips on how to use this blog.

  • Entries are called posts, and they're listed chronologically with the most recent at the top.
  • You can reply to a post by clicking on the comment link. One you submit your comment, however, it will not appear immediately in the blog. The moderator (me) needs to review it first. The city requires that I do this to 1) prevent (the unlikely) misuse of this forum 2) weed out any spam.
  • To submit a post to this blog, please email me. You'll find my email by clicking on my name, Lori or Lori H, located on the left side of the blog. Or just send a post to me via my work email. (FYI: I try to avoid spelling out email addresses on web pages. Spammers have robots that crawl websites looking for email addresses.)
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Thanks for your interest in the blog and please don’t hesitate to share your comments and suggestions.



Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Dashiell Hammett Walking Tour

In July, we're going to pay homage to a master of the noir novel, Dashiell Hammett. We'll read his classic mystery The Maltese Falcon, but instead of meeting at the library for a discussion, we'll take BART into San Francisco for the Dashiell Hammett Walking Tour. All the details have yet to be worked out, but the tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th. So mark your calendars! And feel free to post any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Dashiell Hammett Walking Tour

Three Mystery Writers -- Triple the Suspense

March 31, 2007 at 2:00 PM
At the Main Library - 300 Estudillo Ave.

Three local authors (two former San Leandro residents) will discuss their latest exciting novels - all filled with intrigue, plot twists, and suspense. At this free program, they will entertain you with insider stories about the publishing industry (things you wouldn't believe!), and their experiences of the research and writing processes. They encourage a lively discussion and welcome lots of questions and interaction with the audience.

Featured Authors:
- Margaret Dumas
How to Succeed in Murder is Margaret's newest mystery. Booklist calls her series "comic cozy meets crazed spy thriller." The Balance Thing, her newest novel, is for everyone who's ever said "I've got to get a life."

- Camille Minichino
The Oxygen Murder is the eighth novel in her periodic table mystery series. With 111 elements, she has a long way to go. Booklist Says "plenty of humor enlivens an engrossing story."

- Ann Parker
Ann's Silver Rush series, beginning with Silver Lies, has received parise from national reviewers. Publisher's Weekly called her newest, Iron Ties, "outstanding" and notes "many nice twists in this appealing adventure."

For more information, call (510) 577-3971.