The Palmdale City Library will host the next meeting of the African-American Authors Book Club to discuss the novel “Housegirl” by Michael Donkor on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:45 p.m.

In this debut novel, alternatively known as “Hold”, Donkor presents the story of Belinda, a 17-year-old housegirl or domestic servant in Ghana, who is brought to London to befriend Amma, the troubled teenage daughter of an affluent Ghanaian couple. Moving between Ghana, and London, “Housegirl” is a coming-of-age novel, and a story about friendship, family, and coming to terms with one’s identity.

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

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Palmdale City Library at (661) 267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, as well as visit