Book Club Meetings

Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Location:
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Cupid's Café: Rachel Lee

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rachel Lee is a New York Times best-selling author and the winner of Six Romantic Times magazine Reviewers' Choice Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a five-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award. She has penned a wide variety of novels in several genres including fantasy, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy. She resides in Tampa, Florida.

Teen Book Club at Madison

The Madison Public Library's Teen Book Club will meet Thursday, April 17th, at 5:00 to discuss this month's chosen book... The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly. Join us in the YA room to discuss Calpurnia's summer adventures, her scientific discoveries with her grandpa, and her exploits in the Texas Summer Heat.

Next month's book... Wonder, R. J. Palacio

 

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Jingle Bell Romance by Mia Ross

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Julia Stanton loves Christmas—almost as much as she loves the home she's made in Holiday Harbor. So when her beloved pastor's prodigal son returns for a brief visit, she hatches a plan to keep Nick McHenry in town. Growing up as an ambassador's daughter, she's charmed countless dignitaries and surely she can get the brooding bachelor to see how much joy there is in a family-filled holiday. Julia never expects to feel the spark of something more for Nick. But it will take more than attraction to turn this handsome scrooge into her hometown hero. 

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Secrets of the Lost Summer

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

A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She's transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door.…Dylan McCaffrey's ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can't resist…any more than he can resist his new neighbor.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Future Widow's Club by Rhonda Nelson

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Welcome to the Future Widows' Club--a secret society of women who've been treated like garbage by their horrible husbands and would rather wait for widowhood than endure a divorce. But sometimes waiting can be murder... Jolie Marshall's husband Chris is definitely horrible, bless her heart. He tricked Jolie into an "I do"--and her mother out of her father's life insurance money. Now Jolie is staying in the marriage--with a little assistance from the Future Widows' Club, of course--while she amasses the necessary evidence to send him to prison.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: Much Ado About You by Eloisa James

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun!

Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away.

Russell Readers Bookclub

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

After his triumphant novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini gifts us with a poignant story of love, loss, and recovery across several families and over several generations. Like an intricately woven tapestry, And the Mountains Echoed pulls us into the lives of disparate children, men, and women in Afghanistan, France, Greece, and California, showing us how the choices they and other make resonate over decades. A masterpiece; superlative early reviews.

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