Book Club Meetings

Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. 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: One More Thing

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother.

The X Factor Book Club - Peter Pan

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...
 

Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril and Regan make grand pronouncements and are rewarded; Cordelia, the youngest daughter, who truly loves Lear, refuses to make an insincere speech to prove her love and is disinherited. The two older sisters mock Lear and renege on their promise to support him.

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.
 

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