The Palmdale City Library will host the next meeting of the African American Authors Book Club to discuss the novel “Stay With Me” by Ayòbámi Adébáyò on Jan. 16 at 6:45 pm at the library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

“Stay With Me” is a novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves. Secure in the love of her husband in spite of cultural pressures for him to have a polygamous marriage, Yejide is overwhelmed by shock and pain when her initial inability to become pregnant compels her husband to take a second wife, a situation that leads to her own desperate and fateful quest to conceive a child.

The African American Authors Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:45 pm. New members are welcome to attend.

The Palmdale City Library is open from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. On Sunday. For more details, call (661)267-5600, TDD 267-5167, or visit