Book Club Meetings

Knitting Between the Lines: Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 The man who gave us 'The Mother Tongue' and 'A Walk in the Woods' approaches Shakespeare with the same freedom of spirit and curiosity that made those books such reader favorites. A refreshing take on an elusive literary master.

Knitting Between the Lines: Backseat Saints

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rose Mae Lolley's mother disappeared when she was eight, leaving Rose with a heap of old novels and a taste for dangerous men. Now, as demure Mrs. Ro Grandee, she's living the very life her mother abandoned. She's all but forgotten the girl she used to be-teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol-until an airport gypsy warns Rose it's time to find her way back to that brave, tough girl . . . or else.

Knitting Between the Lines: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tom Franklin's narrative power and flair for characterization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

Knitting Between the Lines: Maisie Dobbs

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maisie Dobbs, junior housemaid, is found reading in the library, assigned tutor Maurice Blanche who trains her in psychological investigative techniques and prepares her for Cambridge. After spending World War I nursing in France, she sets up as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

Cupid's Café: Kristan Higgins

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kristan divides her time between home in Connecticut and summers on Cape Cod. She is the mother of two lovely kids, the wife of a brave firefighter, and a devoted Ben & Jerry's fan. Previously a copywriter, Kristan began writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous naps...so much more satisfying than folding laundry. She holds a BA in English, which enables her to identify dangling participles and quote many great novels.

Cupid's Café: Susan Mallery

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years.

ForeverYA Bookclub: Ask the Passengers

Location: The Nook
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything --and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love. Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead.

ForeverYA Bookclub: Paper Valentine

Location: The Nook
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor's peaceful suburban community is killing girls. For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one, in this new novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Replacements."

ForeverYA Bookclub: Cinder

Location: The Nook
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction.

The X Factor

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 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. In January, we'll meet to discuss some of our favorite books and decide which books to read together next! Bring ideas and books, and we'll provide the snacks!

Questions? Contact Ms Maggie at 256-461-0046 or mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info!

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