Book Club Meetings

BLT Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely–their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F.

BLT Book Club: My Antonia by Willa Cather

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

One of Cather's earliest novels — written in 1918 — is the story of Antonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. In quiet, probing depth, the story commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers whose persistence and strength helped to build America.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The ton loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they're giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. What the ton doesn't know, though, is that Samuel is in London because of this massacre. He believes his regiment was given up to the enemy and won't rest until he finds the traitor.  Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated with Samuel.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: The Back Up Plan by Sherryl Woods

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

It's finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The world-weary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina's Low Country. Instead, she's confronted by his black-sheep brother, and—despite her longing for serenity—sparks fly.  How can she possibly trade her perfectly safe backup plan for a risk-taking guy like Cordell Beaufort after all the dangers she's already faced? But to Dinah's dismay—backup plan or not—her heart has its own ideas.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Lainie Terrell is no ordinary single mother. With feathers in all the right places, she's one of the hottest showgirls in Vegas. Aside from a hot-tempered ex-boyfriend on her sequined tail, Lainie's biggest problem is finding a decent babysitter for her son. Lainie's dilemma is solved when she ropes Harry Ambrewster, the casino's shy-but very smart and cute-accountant, into the task. Inheriting his chemist father's high I.Q. and sexy good looks, Harry has always been intrigued by Lainie.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger -- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion will be on ROAD TRIP by Gary Paulsen & Jim Paulsen

Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book Discussion on I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion will be on The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

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