Cupid's Café: Rachel Lee

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rachel Lee is a New York Times best-selling author and the winner of Six Romantic Times magazine Reviewers' Choice Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a five-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award. She has penned a wide variety of novels in several genres including fantasy, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy. She resides in Tampa, Florida.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Jingle Bell Romance by Mia Ross

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Julia Stanton loves Christmas—almost as much as she loves the home she's made in Holiday Harbor. So when her beloved pastor's prodigal son returns for a brief visit, she hatches a plan to keep Nick McHenry in town. Growing up as an ambassador's daughter, she's charmed countless dignitaries and surely she can get the brooding bachelor to see how much joy there is in a family-filled holiday. Julia never expects to feel the spark of something more for Nick. But it will take more than attraction to turn this handsome scrooge into her hometown hero. 

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Secrets of the Lost Summer

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She's transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door.…Dylan McCaffrey's ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can't resist…any more than he can resist his new neighbor.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Future Widow's Club by Rhonda Nelson

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Welcome to the Future Widows' Club--a secret society of women who've been treated like garbage by their horrible husbands and would rather wait for widowhood than endure a divorce. But sometimes waiting can be murder... Jolie Marshall's husband Chris is definitely horrible, bless her heart. He tricked Jolie into an "I do"--and her mother out of her father's life insurance money. Now Jolie is staying in the marriage--with a little assistance from the Future Widows' Club, of course--while she amasses the necessary evidence to send him to prison.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Much Ado About You by Eloisa James

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun!

Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away.

Film Showing: 'O'

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

O is a 2001 American drama film, and a loose modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello.

Film Showing: Gnomeo and Juliet

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Gnomeo & Juliet is a British 2011 3D computer-animated family film based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The film was directed by Kelly Asbury, and the two main characters are voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt

Film Showing: Warm Bodies

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. Directed and written by Jonathan Levine, the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton and John Malkovich

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