Bailey Cove Classics

Garden Rangers - Build a Scarecrow

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Attn school age kids! Want to help out in the garden and learn at the same time? On Monday, September 16th @ 4pm, we'll get our hands dirty as we work through yet another gardening project - building a library scarecrow! Contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org to reserve your spot!

Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
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Book vs. Movie -- YOU decide! Join us for a brown-bag lunch the first Monday of each month to watch great films and discuss the groundbreaking books from which they were inspired. In even-numbered months (August, October, December, etc.) we will watch the movie, in odd numbered months (September, November, January, etc.) we will discuss both the book on its own, and the great "Book vs. Movie" debate. We encourage you to read the book before the movie to reduce spoilers! Popcorn and sodas provided.

Literature Out Loud!: The Catcher in the Rye

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1951, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of J. D. Sallinger's Catcher in the Rye.

Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

Literature Out Loud!: O Pioneers!

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1913, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!".

Literature Out Loud!: Sense and Sensibility

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1811, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".

Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, find that only through compromise of their mutual differences can they get along.

Literature Out Loud!: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1865, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of Louis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

Literature Out Loud!: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us as we discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston.  Before the discussion, we will view a slideshow of prominent artworks created in 1937, the same year that Hurston's book was published.

Hurston's beloved classic--one of the most important American novels of the 20th century--follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida.

Literature Out Loud!: Brave New World

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Huxley´s vision of the future in his astonishing 1931 novel Brave New World -- a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, where the people are genetically designed to be passive, consistently useful to the ruling class.

Literature Out Loud!: The Sun Also Rises

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

Literature Out Loud!: Fairy Tales of H. C. Andersen

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us as we discuss 5 selections of H. C. Andersen's Fairy Tales (selections TBA).

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