Book Club Meetings

S2SB2B: Never Say Never

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief.

YA Book Club at Madison

Madison's YA Book Group will be meeting this Thursday, February 20th, 2014, at 5:00 in the YA room at the Madison Library. We will be discussing Philip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke, a turn of the century mystery thriller. Come discuss the mystery of the ruby and the strange events in Sally Lockhart's life. 

Madison's YA Book Group meets every third Thursday in the YA room at 5:00pm. March's book will be Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

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Cupid's Café: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today bestseller, whose books are published all over the world.

Literary Giants: A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life-- infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.

Gurley Girls Book Club ... The Light Between Oceans

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book discussion on The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

What's happening in Acker's Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so fast, and no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter.  Was it random? Was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker's Gap? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow?

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