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Notice effective 3/24/2020

Per Governor Carney’s “Stay-At-Home Orders”, all public gatherings of Arden Club & Gild activities, including the Library, are canceled through May 15th, or until the public health threat is eliminated.  Check back here for periodic updates.

Please practice all good health safety practices and stay healthy!



The Arden Library – New Books

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

“When creative nonfiction virtuoso Orlean first visited Los Angeles’ Central Library, she was “transfixed.” Then she learned about the 1986 fire, which many believed was deliberately set and which destroyed or damaged more than one million books and shut the library down for seven years. Intrigued, Orlean embarked on an all-points research quest, resulting in this kaleidoscopic and riveting mix of true crime, history, biography, and immersion journalism. While her forensic account of the conflagration is eerily mesmerizing, Orlean is equally enthralling in her awestruck detailing of the spectrum of activities that fill a typical Central Library day.” – Booklist starred (August 2018 (Vol. 114, No. 22)

Kingdom of the blind by Louise Penny

“When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Surete du Quebec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane? When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.”

New books also include IQ by Joe Ide, Wreaked by Joe Ide, Oath of Office by Tom Clancy and Past Tense by Lee Child.

Drop in and see what else takes your fancy.  Hours are Sunday afternoon 2:30 to 4, Wednesday evening 7:30 to 9, Thursday afternoon 3:30 to 5, and Saturday after every Dinner Gild dinner.

HOURS (updated 3/17/2016)
Sunday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (October-May) after Dinner Gild dinners – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.