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Club Corner: Book Club begins its first chapter

Aidan Lia
Librarian Alain Cruz talks with members of Book Club during a lunch meeting in the library on Sept. 21.

Now that there’s a librarian, the library is bustling with activities, including a new bi-weekly club.

“You can share your opinions and stories freely (in Book Club),” said senior Jazmine Valerio, the Book Club president and yearbook editor. 

While in the Book Club, you get to read a book and talk about it with everyone in the club. The first club meeting was on Sept. 21 and will continue every other Thursday after that. Joining the club is a great way to explore a new or ongoing hobby and make new connections with others in the club.

“The book club is a great place for students who enjoy reading or for those who are interested in getting started in reading,” Librarian and Book Club supervisor said. “It is important for students to have that space to share that interest.”

Cruz helps the club in multiple ways as he helps lead discussions, suggest books and plans future events for the club. Cruz has lots of goals for the club like getting more members, going on field trips and having a bigger impact in the community. One place he is really interested in going for a field trip is the Huntington Library, which not only has a large library but also a large botanical garden and art museum. Another ambition of his is to go to local libraries and either volunteer or do a book reading.

“Reading is a gateway to different types of learning, you learn about yourself and other people. Being a strong reader also supports your academics,” Cruz said.

In the book club, students will be able to experience lots of new things that they wouldn’t want to miss out on. They will get to enjoy a good book without distraction and can talk about it with other readers. It is a quiet space where people can sit down and read.

“The book club is a place for everyone,” Valerio said.

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Aidan Lia
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Aidan Lia is a junior in his first year as a staff writer for The Pearl Post. While in school, he plans to join multiple clubs and really enjoy school life at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School. When not in school, he enjoys meeting up with friends and playing video games. 
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