Please note: The Claremont library is closed for renovations. The hours of operation for the temporary library at the Hughes Center are 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday, and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday. For full library services until the library reopens, please visit the San Dimas or La Verne libraries.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Do you have a book club that meets at home or other locations? Would you like to start a private book club with friends or family? The Claremont Library currently partners with over 20 local book reading clubs to provide books in advance of selected meeting dates. Contact the Adult Reference Desk for information.
OR Join the Claremont Library Book Club in the library Meeting Room on 1st Fridays, October through August, from 10 to 11 a.m. (Some meetings at other locations.) Click here for a copy of this year's schedule, or see below.
Contact: Barbara Rugeley for more information: brugeleyATverizon(.)net.
2017- 2018 Schedule/Selections
September: No meeting
October 6: News of the World by Paulette Giles
November 3: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
December 1: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine, by Alexander McCall Smith
January 5, 2018: Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
February 2: The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
March 3: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped to Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
April 6: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie. Discussion leader: Stephanie.
May 4: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, and Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Discussion leader: Amy.
June 1: Skinwalkers, by Tony Hillerman
July 6: A Gentleman In Moscow, by Amor Towles. Discussion leader: Anne.
August 3: Bring your title suggestions for next year!
A List of Great Reads
At an annual meeting, speaker Diane Schuster shared her observations about book clubs in Claremont, and handed out a list of last year's reads from 30+ local clubs. There is certain to be something here you'd like to read!
In honor of the library's centennial celebration last year, we asked you to send us your library memories. We heard wonderful stories about libraries from here to England! Read the memories by clicking here.
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Thanks are due to L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Claremont City Council, and City Manager Tony Ramos. The library restrooms will receive an ADA-complaint upgrade in 2018. The Friends made this request in late 2015 and are happy to have received the support for this project. Other changes are in the offing. Stay tuned!
History of the Claremont Library
Thanks to the folks at Claremont Heritage, a wonderful exhibit showing the history of the library was on display at the Garner House. Those who did not get to the Gala or to the exhibit can now see it by clicking here.