Who doesn’t love a good book? As folks approach their senior years reading becomes not just an enjoyable leisure activity, it can also help maintain memory and brain function. Whether your reading takes the form of the latest fiction novel or the daily newspaper, that exposure to the written word can help keep your brain young! And, the best news is that you can access a variety of great reading materials at the friendly Signal Hill Public Library. Our library features an extensive collection of books, audiobooks, periodicals, reference materials and even DVD’s. Some favorites for our senior patronage include "Denial" by Stuart M. Kaminsky, which is about an elderly woman who swears she witnessed a murder in her nursing home. Or, if non-fiction is your thing, try "The AARP Retirement Survival Guide" by Julie Jason. And, if your vision just isn’t what it used to be, pick up one of our audiobooks such as Sherwin B. Nuland’s "The Art of Aging." If we have piqued your curiosity, come find out about these books and more at our Signal Hill Social Club, which meets in the Signal Hill Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Social Club allows Active Adults aged 55 and older to enjoy the library before it opens to the general public. Seniors are able to browse through books, magazines and newspapers, check out library materials (with a Signal Hill Library Card), use the computers and socialize with friends. Free coffee and refreshments are provided. This month Librarian Gail Ashbrooke, will conduct a brief discussion about books for Older Adults, and help you sign up for a Signal Hill Library Card. Just bring your California Driver’s License or I.D., a secondary proof of mailing address and, if you are a non-resident, a $2.00 fee will be charged (non-resident fee). Then join us afterwards for Bingo where you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes!