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Bailey Cove Morning: The Help

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Egyptologist

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Bailey Cove Morning - Julie & Julia

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Bailey Cove Morning - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Gurley Girls: Class Matters

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 24, 2009 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 31, 2009 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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]

Bailey Cove Evening: The Audacity of Hope

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bailey Cove Evening - Called Out of Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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]

Bailey Cove Evening - Bonk

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The best-selling author of Stiff and Spook turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. [check the catalog]

Read the Movie! - The Time Traveler's Wife

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life.

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