Book Club Meetings

Gurley Girls Book Club

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

The Gurley Girls will be participating in the Community Wide Read for April by painting Shakespeare quotes on a tote bag and playing a Shakespeare trivia game.

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne.

Cupid's Café: Eloisa James

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

YA Book Club at Madison

Madison's YA Book Group will be meeting this Thursday, March 20th, 2014, at 5:00 in the YA room at the Madison Library. We will be discussing Marissa Meyer's Cinder, a futuristic retelling of Cinderella, involving androids, cyborgs, lunar aliens, and of course, a ball. Come discuss the timeless fairy tale set in a seemingly too fantastical setting.

Madison's YA Book Group meets every third Thursday in the YA room at 5:00pm. April's book will be The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. Read more »

Cupid's Café: Donna Kauffman

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series (and brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series!), DONNA KAUFFMAN has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside.

Madison Murder, Ink: Devil in the White City

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

~~An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.
 

Madison Murder, Ink: Penance

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

~~"Born and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too. A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is shot through the heart by a sniper with what at first appears to be a miraculous and impossible shot. Colonel Tech Weaver dispatches a team from Langley to put the shooter - and anyone else who gets in the way - in a body bag before a half-century of national secrets are revealed. But soon the sniper strikes again.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Time and Again

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Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882. Aside from his thirst for experience, he has good reason to return to the past—his friend Kate has a curious, half-burned letter dated from that year, and he wants to trace the mystery.

But when Si begins to fall in love with a woman he meets in the past, he will be forced to choose between two worlds—forever.

Knit 1, Read Too!: This Beautiful Life

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~When the Bergamots move from an upstate college town to New York City, they're not sure how they'll adapt. Soon Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large university. Liz, who gave up an academic career to raise her children, is busy ferrying young Coco around. And fifteen-year-old Jake is taken into the fold at an elite private school. But their upper class cocoon is ripped apart by scandal when Jake causes a good family to face bad choices. Bestseller

Knit 1, Read Too!: And the Mountains Echoed

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything; there is an unparalleled bond between these two motherless sibings.

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