Book discussion

Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Award-winning author Jamie Dodson joins our discussion of his novel Flying Boats & Spies at the next Author Chat Book Club meeting on Thursday, November 7, at 6 p.m. at Pizzelle's Confections at Lowe Mill. Read more »

Rheta returns with "Hank"

Columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson returns to the main library on Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her new book, Hank Hung the Moon ... And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Read more »

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.

Lovers of Lit Bookclub

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

From the bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Persepolis (Vol 1-4) by Marjane Satrapi

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

YABC: Catching Fire

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us to create crafts, sample snacks, and discuss the book Catching Fire.

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.

Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.

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