Posted on May 01, 2023
During the incumbency of  President David Thorman,(2013-14) it was decided that instead of giving a particular gift, ie coffee mug, pen etc. to honor our guest speaker each week, we would simply donate a book to the Carmichael Library. So below are many of the books that we have donated in honor of recent speakers.
It is the "gift that keeps of giving" because those who will check out these books from the library will derive many hours of pleasure for years to come, and it enhances learning and literacy. The books are chosen by Jenell Heimbach, Branch Supervisor, Carmichael Library, subsidiary of the Sacramento Public Library. As of November 2023, we have donated upwards of 500 books!
See "Read More" for the latest donations:
Over the past nine years, nearly 500 books have been donated to the Carmichael Public Library. We show only the latest donated books with the names of the Guest Speakers.
Stan Roe"I Went to See My Father"Kyung-Sook Shin
Dick Fowler"The Paris Daughter"Kristen Harmel
Arnold Kinst"The First Ladies"
Marie Benedict
Christopher Murray
Sidney Smith"Half life of a Stolen Sister"Rachel Canter
Betty Toni Bowles"Code of the Hills"Chris Offutt
Mark Beil"I have Some Questions for You"Rebecca Makki
Matt Metcher"The Furrows"Namwali Serpell
Andrea Haverland"Atalanta"Jennifer Saint
Susan Wilson "The Maltese Iguana"Tim Dorsey
Reji T. Varghese"The Last Kingdom"Steve Berry
Greg Herrera"The Night Flowers"Sarah Herchenroether
Rich Plath"Code 6"James Grippando
Bill Baxter"Himalaya"John Keay
Sheri Garcia"Dinners with Ruth"Nina Totenberg
Lucas Ferguson"Anywhere You Run"Wanda Morris
Undersheriff James Barnes"The Blood & Guts"Tyler Dunn
Larry Shluer"The Forty Elephants"Erin Bledsoe
Alice Michael"Flying Solo"Linda Holmes