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Book to Art Club

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Program Type: Book Club, Craft
Age: Adult, Teen

There are 19 seats remaining.

Allowed Ages: 14 and older.

READ. TALK. MAKE.

The Book to Art Club combines book discussion with hands-on project making to engage further with literature.

Follow us on Goodreads and Pinterest!.  See what is happening with other Book to Art Clubs around the world on the Book to Art Club Blog.  The Book to Art Club was created by the Library as Incubator Project.  Club copies of the books are available for pickup at the library's first floor help desk.  Digital book copies may be available through Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla.

Registration is not required, but it is helpful for set up and planning supplies.


The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik
A dazzling novel of one of America's most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, exploring the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring.

In 1918, Dorothea Lange leaves the East Coast for California, where a disaster kick-starts a new life. Her friendship with Caroline Lee, a vivacious, straight-talking woman with a complicated past, gives her entrée into Monkey Block, an artists' colony and the bohemian heart of San Francisco. Dazzled by Caroline and her friends, Dorothea is catapulted into a heady new world of freedom, art, and politics. She also finds herself unexpectedly--and unwisely--falling in love with Maynard Dixon, a brilliant but troubled painter. Dorothea and Caroline eventually create a flourishing portrait studio, but a devastating betrayal pushes their friendship to the breaking point and alters the course of their lives.

The Bohemians captures San Francisco in the glittering and gritty 1920s, with cameos from such legendary figures as Mabel Dodge, Frida Kahlo, Ansel Adams, and DH Lawrence . At the same time, it is eerily resonant with contemporary themes, as anti-immigration sentiment, corrupt politicians, and the Spanish flu bring tumult to the city--and as the gift of friendship and the possibility of self-invention persist against the ferocious pull of history.

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