Book Club Meetings

The X Factor Book Club - A Tangle of Knots

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Told in multiple viewpoints, A Tangle of Knots is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born.  And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.  However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan.  If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. 

Lisa Graff adds a pinch of magic to a sharply crafted plot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.


The X Factor Book Club - Witches

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!


The X Factor Book Club - Gregor the Overlander

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father. 

In the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, young Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.


The X Factor Book Club - One Crazy Summer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.

This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist.


X Factor Book Club

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, August 20, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, December 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

Contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for this month's selection.

S2S/B2B: Prodigal Son

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Roby (A House Divided, 2014) delivers another emotional adventure in the latest Reverend Curtis Black novel, telling the story of his two sons. Dillon is very resentful of the time and attention the reverend pays to his other children and ignores advice and help from his beloved aunt and his girlfriend, Melissa. He treats both badly and becomes even angrier when his aunt dies. Reverend Black leaves Dillon in Atlanta, tasking him with finalizing the funeral arrangements, while he flies to the bedside of his estranged son, Matthew, whose wife has become abusive and stabbed him.

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Loser by Jerry Spinelli

S2SB2B: Humbled

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club as we discuss Humbled by Patricia Haley. This is the fifth book in this series.The book club will meet at the 3pm in Showers Center Library located at 4600 Bluespring Rd. Huntsville AL 35810.

YABC: Diviners

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

YABC: Maze Runner

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

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