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Keep Up With the Latest Digital, Social, and Literary Trends; February 2020

Book Club: What to Read This Month

The Family Upstairs 

by Lisa Jewell

Libby Jones turns 25 and receives a letter  telling her who her birth parents are. She also learns they’ve left her a mansion in London worth millions. But Libby isn’t the only one who has been anticipating this moment; others have been waiting, too, and her life is about to take a suspenseful turn.

The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright is unhappy and hopes the move from England to Kentucky after marrying her American husband makes her happy. But when things start to seem worse, she signs up to become part of a team of women who deliver books on behalf of Eleanor Roosevelt’s traveling library. As the women—known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky—travel through danger to deliver books to those who have never had any, they unexpectedly find friendship and love.

The Testaments
by Margaret Atwood

Even if you haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale, you can read this book that takes place more than 15 years after its events. The Republic of Gilead is still in control; however, their power may not last much longer, especially with the help of three women and their testimonies.

App Alert


Lower stress, anxiety, and reenergize yourself nightly with this app’s relaxing sounds and stories that will help you fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed.

Mimi Hearing Test

This app will test your hearing and give instant results. Note: Do not use in place of a physician.


Find inspiration and explore over 100 billion new ideas for anything you can think of: party planning, dinner, decorating, and more. Save the ideas you like, then start creating.


Find deals on flights, rental cars, hotels, and more! Instead of searching for the best price, this app has everything you need in one place.

Life360: Find Family & Friends

View the location of friends and family members on a map, receive alerts when they leave work or home, and track a lost or stolen phone.

Hobby Spotlight: Bingo

Bingo isn’t only fun, but research has found that playing it has health benefits, too. It takes concentration, which can improve short-term memory, and promotes socializing, which supports living a longer, happier life. Since bingo is a game of luck, you don’t need any special skills to play, and the bonus is you may even win a little money! Grab your good luck charm, choose a dauber, and be ready to yell BINGO!


Note: Most bingo halls also have fundraising opportunities for charities and nonprofits.

Grand Oaks Bingo: 7919 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights,

Sacramento Bingo Center: 3399 Arden Way, Sacramento,

Madison Mall Bingo: 8830 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks,

City of Folsom Parks and Recreation’s Senior Center: 48 Natoma Street, Folsom, 
Note: Bingo is offered on Wednesdays
from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Articles by Julie Ryan