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Please note that all in-person Sausalito Library programs have been canceled due to the public health order to shelter in place during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Next: Thursday, June 18, 6pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom

For a year and a half the wonderful Saylor's Restaurant has hosted this book club. Like many local businesses, it has temporarily closed to the public and now provides take-out services. Order your appetizers from Saylor's or one of the many local Sausalito restaurants offering a similar service and meet us on Zoom.

The book for June is The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.

Registration is now at full capacity. To join the waitlist, please contact Rebecca at or (415) 289-4100 x502.

What we're reading:

funny in farsi



A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah's father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah's birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae's thirteenth and most unruly child.


Past titles have included:

Be sure to check our list of past books and place holds directly from the catalog with your MARINet library card.