Book Club Meetings

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!

Cupid's Café: Favorite Christmas Romances

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

At this meeting we'll be discussing your favorite Christmas romances.

"Christmas Tree Angel' Author Visit

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel. Following the author's reading, families will be invited to make their own special Christmas ornament.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: A Scanner Darkly

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dick looks back on his own drug abuse and his own friends who he lost to drugs. By turns thrilling, mind-bending, laught-out-loud funny, and heart-wrenchingly sad, A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning book made into a cult film and may just be Dick's best novel.


Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Demolished Man

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen." -- Baker & Taylor


Time Out Book Club: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Time Out Book Club: Stupid Fast

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm


My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing!

Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? 

Time Out Book Club: Hold Me Closer Necromancer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.  

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