KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

KOH Library Book Club - May 21st

KOH Book Club - May 21st at 7 p.m.  This month Leslie Cohen will lead a discussion about the book, "In Sunlight and in Shadow" by Mark Helprin. Newcomers are always welcome!

Can love and honor conquer all?

Mark Helprin’s enchanting and sweeping novel springs from this deceptively simple question, and from the sight of a beautiful young woman, dressed in white, on the Staten Island Ferry, at the beginning of summer, 1946.

Postwar New York glows with energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as they each fall for the other in an instant.

Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancĂ© endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harry’s extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.

KOH Film Club - May 19th

KOH Film Club - May 19th at 2 p.m.  This month we will be showing the film, "Inventing Our Life- The Kibbutz Experiment". Please join us for this entertaining and illuminating film and our special guest, Hillel Damron, who will lead a discussion after the film. The local Jewish blog good4jews.com will be celebrating their 5th year of continuous political commentary at this event. Light refreshments will be served.  $5 suggested donation.

Set against the backdrop of the kibbutz movement's glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's communal living experiment as a new generation of women and men confront an essential question: can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality?
In this "illuminating and entertaining" (Jewish Week) documentary, director Toby Perl Freilich explores the modern history of Israel, from its revolutionary settlers to the political upheaval that shook the socialist foundations of the state. With their desire to create a Jewish homeland and build a more just society, the first settlers helped place kibbutzim in the vanguard of Israeli history. In doing so, they became a magnet for all those who shared one thing in common - a powerful urge to invent their own life.

KOH Library May Closures

The KOH Library and Cultural Center will be closed on the following dates in May:

May 12th in observance of Mother's Day

May 15th and 16th in observance of Shavuot

May 26-27th in observance of Memorial Day