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Undocumented Students: Resources & Research: Book Clubs

Spring Book Club: Next meeting is April 12 @ 2pm

Join a Book Club hosted by Skyline College Library 

What:  This Spring we're reading Mia Alvar's highly acclaimed In the County: Stories. Three times this semester, we enjoy discussions as an informal group via Zoom and/or in-person @ Skyline College. No homework beyond reading is required. 

For April 12, please read from page 63 to page 154. If you're using the audiobook, listen to the following three stories: Legends of the White Lady, Shadow Families and The Virgin of Monte Ramon.

Who: The Book Club is facilitated by librarian Jessica Silver-Sharp.

When: Our second meeting takes place Tuesday April 12 @ 2:00-3:00pm. Didn't attend the first meeting? No problem - just sign up here so we'll know you're coming:

Where: This is a hybrid club! You can join in person at the Library (Skyline College, Building 5, 2nd floor) or by zoom at this link:

Who can join? The Book Club is open to students, faculty and staff in SMCCCD. Undocumented students are especially welcome. The Book Club is a safe space for discussions about sometimes difficult topics. The theme of this book of fiction is the Filipinx diaspora. 

Can I get credit for participating? This is a non-academic book club. However, you may speak to your professor to learn whether they might offer extra credit for facilitating a club meeting.

Do I need to read the entire book? As this is a book of short stories, we'll discuss only selected stories at each meeting. Attendance at every meeting is not required. You can also listen to the audiobook if you choose. Send Jessica an email message if you need help locating a copy of the book. (Skyline's copies are checked out but others are available). 

Questions? Please contact Jessica Silver-Sharp, Librarian <> 

Let's Get Started

Summer Library Hours (starting June 13th, 2022)

  • Mondays         9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays        9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays  9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays      9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

You can request library items for pick up. How it works: 

STEP 1: Request library item(s)
STEP 2: Pick up your item(s)
STEP 3: Return your item(s)


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Please contact the library for more details. Technology for Summer 2022 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment, no reservations are required. Visit the Library during open hours.

Spring 2022 Book Club Selection: "Morally Messy Stories"