adults

Bailey Cove Classics - Cyrano de Bergerac

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Cyrano, the gallant soldier and brilliant wit, also is a timid lover, and, because of his nose, woos his love by proxy of a more handsome man. 

Tillman Hill Adult - Christmas Party

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Holiday party.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - The Graveyard Book

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Plum Spooky

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when she thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Dewey

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

One frigid Midwestern winter night in 1988, a ginger kitten was shoved into the after-hours book-return slot at the public library in Spencer, Iowa. And in this tender story, Myron, the library director, tells of the impact the cat, named Dewey Readmore Books, had on the library and its patrons, and on Myron herself.

Tillman Hill Adult - The Last Lecture

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

Literary Giants - Run

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.

Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

PageTurners Book Club - The Billionaire's Vinegar

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In 1985, at a heated auction, a 1787 bottle of Chateau Lafite Bordeaux - one of a cache of bottles unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson - went for $156,000 to a member of the Forbes family. But rumors about the bottle soon arose. Why wouldn't Rodenstock reveal the exact location where it had been found? Was it part of a smuggled Nazi hoard? Or did his reticence conceal an even darker secret? 

Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy’s vividly described inner life—from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.

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