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Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Bryan Chick
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The Secret Zoo

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Gurley Girls Book Club ... Favorite Christmas story

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Middle School Book Club

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Book discussion will be on The Giver by Lois Lowry. Read more about Middle School Book Club

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Gulp

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780393081572
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Author: 
Mary Roach
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Gulp

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. And we go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.
 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Gulp

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Rules of Civility

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780670022694
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Amor Towles
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Rules of Civility

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civilitywon the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Rules of Civility

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Taming of the Shrew

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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William Shakespeare
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Taming of the Shrew

Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -- against her will -- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: The Taming of the Shrew

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9781400069286
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Charles Duhigg
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The Power of Habit

Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Bell Jar

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780060174903
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Author: 
Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar

Chronicles one young woman's emotional breakdown as she journeys from the glamorous world of Manhattan publishing to the isolation of the asylum.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: The Bell Jar

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YABC: Fault in Our Stars

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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John Green
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Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. Read more about YABC: Fault in Our Stars

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YABC: When You Were Mine

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Rebecca Serle
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When You Were Mine

Seniors Rosaline Caplet and Rob Monteg, neighbors and best friends, have finally become a couple at their Southern California high school, but when Rosie's estranged cousin Juliet moves back into town and pursues Rob in an unstable, needy, and vindictive manner, Rosie starts to worry not just about Rob's emotions, but about his very life. Read more about YABC: When You Were Mine

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