Book Club Meetings

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Saved by the Bell Jar: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself. 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 [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Good Manners for Nice People

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Combining science with humor, an in-your-face modern guide to manners for regular people provides a new set of rules for the twenty-first century that shows how to avoid being rude and stand up to those who are. 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 [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Time Out Book Club RESCHEDULED (Madison Public Library)

Time Out Book Club: Maze RunnerWhere: Madison Public LibraryWho to contact: madisonWhen: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Take a ‘Time Out’ each month to meet other adult fans of YA, en Read more »

Gurley Girls Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book discussion on Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Gurley Girls Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book discussion on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The X Factor Book Club - Stormbreaker

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Publishers Weekly

Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller. When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. The company's head plans to donate one to every secondary school in England, but his dealings with unfriendly countries and Ian Rider's murder have brought him under suspicion. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle. Satirical names abound (e.g., Mr. Grin, Mr. Sayle's brutish butler, is so named for the scars he received from a circus knife-throwing act gone wrong) and the hard-boiled language is equally outrageous ("It was a soft gray night with a half-moon forming a perfect D in the sky. D for what, Alex wondered. Danger? Discovery? Or disaster?"). These exaggerations only add to the fun, as do the creative gadgets that Alex uses, including a metal-munching cream described as "Zit-Clean. For Healthier Skin." The ultimate mystery may be a bit of a letdown, but that won't stop readers from racing through Alex's adventures, from a high-speed bike chase to a death-defying dance with a Portuguese man-of-war. 
 
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