The Danville and San Ramon Library Foundations are holding the fifth annual Joint CityRead from Sept. 22 through Oct. 27. This year's selection is the first non-fiction book, "Kabul Beauty School," by California author Deborah Rodriguez. Free copies are at the libraries and participating businesses for people to read, discuss and pass on to friends.
The book is a "witty and intelligent account of one woman's journey into Afghan culture and the bonds she shares with the women and men of this often closed society." A slideshow will preview the Asian Art Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the San Ramon Library. And the author will speak at the Danville Village Theatre, 233 Front St., at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Call the Danville Library at 837-4889.