KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back From Montreal

Gay, Taliah, Mehrnaz, and myself returned last evening from the Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention in Montreal. We enjoyed our stay in the beautiful city of Montreal, attended many useful workshops, visited the rare books library (one of 13 libraries) at the amazing McGill University, visited the Jewish Library of Montreal which was very impressive, and met some wonderful librarians from all over the world. As Mehrnaz says, "We are now part of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Librarians!"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Calling All Chess Players!

Come and play chess with your friends or meet new friends to play with! Bring your own set or use one of ours (we have 2). The library will be open on Sunday, June 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Of course, you may also come in and use the computer, check out a book and/or DVD or just say hello:-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

KOH Closures - June

The KOH Library and Cultural Center will be closed on June 8 and 9 in observance of Shavuot. We will be open on Friday, June 10th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We will also be closed on Monday, June 20th as we will be attending the Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention in Montreal. We will resume regular hours on June 23rd.

Monday, June 6, 2011

KOH Fiction Book Club - June - Date Change!

This month we will be meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. Harlan Goodson will be our discussion leader and will be reviewing the book, "Peep Show" by Joshua Braff. There are still a few copies of the book left for sale in the library for $12.00. See book review below:

In 1975, 16-year-old David Arbus, a photography buff about to graduate from high school, is fed up with attempting to straddle the chasm that separates his divorced parents' radically different worlds. His mother, a recent convert to a Hasidic sect, insists that David follow suit, while his father, who owns and operates a Times Square burlesque house, encourages his son to join him in the family business. Most 16-year-old boys would find this choice an easy one to make, and so does David, but he fails to foresee both the agony of separation from his mother and younger sister and the shocking similarity he will find in the two worlds. His father—drawing a rigid moral line between striptease and stripper and refusing to add a new revenue stream by installing peep shows in the lobby—turns out to be every bit as much a purist as his mother. Meanwhile, as David sits in the male-only room at a Hasidic gathering and peeks through the curtain separating men from women, he realizes that peep shows come in more than one variety. Braff makes the most of the comic potential inherent in his outlandish premise, but he sees well beyond the laughs. This is a powerful, sensitively told coming-of-age story about the ways in which rigid worldviews extract their pounds of flesh from us all, especially the young.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

AJL Convention

The KOH Library and Cultural will be well represented this year at the annual Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention. This year the convention will be held in Montreal,Canada. Jolie Baron, Taliah Berger, Mehrnaz Halimi, Hy Kashenberg, and Gay Tanner will be attending. The convention is June 19-22nd.

The KOH Library will be closed on June 20th and will reopen on June 23rd.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Arrivals - June!


The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Jewcentricity by Adam Garfinkle

Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV by Ben Shapiro

A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism by Daniel Byman

The End of the Holocaust by Alvin Rosenfeld

Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza by Adina Hoffman

The Eichmann Trial (Jewish Encounters) by Deborah Lipstadt


Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
The Flying Camel