Book Club Meetings

Time Out Book Club RESCHEDULED (Madison Public Library)

Time Out Book Club: Maze RunnerWhere: Madison Public LibraryWho to contact: madisonWhen: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Gurley Girls Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book discussion on Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Gurley Girls Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book discussion on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The X Factor Book Club - Stormbreaker

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Publishers Weekly

Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller. When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. The company's head plans to donate one to every secondary school in England, but his dealings with unfriendly countries and Ian Rider's murder have brought him under suspicion. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle. Satirical names abound (e.g., Mr. Grin, Mr. Sayle's brutish butler, is so named for the scars he received from a circus knife-throwing act gone wrong) and the hard-boiled language is equally outrageous ("It was a soft gray night with a half-moon forming a perfect D in the sky. D for what, Alex wondered. Danger? Discovery? Or disaster?"). These exaggerations only add to the fun, as do the creative gadgets that Alex uses, including a metal-munching cream described as "Zit-Clean. For Healthier Skin." The ultimate mystery may be a bit of a letdown, but that won't stop readers from racing through Alex's adventures, from a high-speed bike chase to a death-defying dance with a Portuguese man-of-war. 
 

YABC: Fangirl

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 Being consummate fans of the Simon Snow series helped Cath and her twin sister, Wren, cope as little girls whose mother left them, but now, as they start college but not as roommates, Cath fears she is unready to live without Wren holding her hand--and without her passion for Snow.

The X Factor Book Club - The Wishing Spell

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
 
 

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

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