Book Club Meetings

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!: The Husband's Secret

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. By the author of What Alice Forgot.

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.

Knit 1, Read Too!: In the Garden of Beasts

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule.

Literary Giants: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by..

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.

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