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Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Nechama Tec
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Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

The story of Jewish partisans who fought the Germans from their base in the Nalibocka Forest in Belorussia. Their leader, Tuvia Bielski, was an uneducated man who--though he had lost his family to the Germans--put efforts to preserve the lives of Jews above revenge. The partisans worked to rescue Jews in hiding and to smuggle Jews out of nearby ghettos, but also to punish Jewish collaborators. By the end of the war, Bielski had gathered more than 1200 Jews of all ages into the forest. That they suffered a loss of "only" 5% is remarkable, given that their refuge was virtually surrounded by Germans. Read more about Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780307454621
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Richard Yates
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Revolutionary Road

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble. Read more about Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Help

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0399155341
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Kathryn Stockett
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The Help

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Help

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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1588382478
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Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Egyptologist

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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1400062500
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Arthur Phillips
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The Egyptologist

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Egyptologist

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Bailey Cove Morning - Julie & Julia

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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031610969X
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Julie Powell
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Julie & Julia

Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a tiny apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's worn, dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes -- in the span of one year. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning - Julie & Julia

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Bailey Cove Morning - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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9780061374227
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David Wroblewski
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm – and into Edgar's mother's affections. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Gurley Girls: Class Matters

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Repeats every week until Tue Sep 01 2009 .
Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 24, 2009 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 31, 2009 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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0805080554
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Bill Keller
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Class Matters

Class Matters by Bill Keller
We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no hereditary aristocracy or landed gentry, and even the poorest among us feel that they can become rich through education, hard work, or sheer gumption. And yet social class remains a powerful force in American life. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls: Class Matters

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Bailey Cove Evening: The Audacity of Hope

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0307237699
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Barack Obama
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The Audacity of Hope

Before becoming the 44th President-elect of the United States, in July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what President Obama called "the audacity of hope." Sandwiched between Martin Luther King Day three days before and Presidents Day a few weeks later, this discussion seems timely. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: The Audacity of Hope

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Bailey Cove Evening - Called Out of Darkness

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0307268276
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Anne Rice
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Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession by Anne Rice
An intimate memoir of Anne Rice's Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and her return to the Church—what she calls a decision of the heart. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening - Called Out of Darkness

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