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Sperber Community Library

The Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles at American Jewish was dedicated by the Sperber Family in memory of noted philanthropist and landscape developer Burton Sperber. 

The library welcomes the entire Los Angeles Jewish Community to enjoy its state-of-the art facility and participate in a variety of programs for adults, children and families, including Grandparent & Me, book and film clubs, genealogy research and literary events with noted authors. Join our community of book lovers and learners.

  • Short Stories at the Sperber: Sister Hills

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Sister Hills

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Nathan Englander's "Sister Hills" This work is from the story collection "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend Rosalie is a San Francisco housewife, while her friend Frances, who works for the government, has just been given a top secret assignment: marry spy Ainslie Conway and move to the Galápagos Islands to investigate Germans living there in the build-up to World War II. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend Rosalie is a San Francisco housewife, while her friend Frances, who works for the government, has just been given a top secret assignment: marry spy Ainslie Conway and move to the Galápagos Islands to investigate Germans living there in the build-up to World War II. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Book Club at the Sperber: Enchanted Islands

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend Rosalie is a San Francisco housewife, while her friend Frances, who works for the government, has just been given a top secret assignment: marry spy Ainslie Conway and move to the Galápagos Islands to investigate Germans living there in the build-up to World War II. Read More

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  • Short Stories at the Sperber: While I Stand Here Ironing

    Short Stories at the Sperber: While I Stand Here Ironing

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Tillie Olson's "While I Stand Here Ironing." This work is from the story collection "Tell me a Riddle." Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Now there is a clue to Barbara's whereabouts and Elaine must confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Now there is a clue to Barbara's whereabouts and Elaine must confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Book Club at the Sperber: Tin Horse

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Now there is a clue to Barbara's whereabouts and Elaine must confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer In Washington D.C., Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, as a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer In Washington D.C., Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, as a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Book Club at the Sperber: Here I Am

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer In Washington D.C., Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, as a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. Read More

    Register