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 »

S2S/B2B: Prodigal Son

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Roby (A House Divided, 2014) delivers another emotional adventure in the latest Reverend Curtis Black novel, telling the story of his two sons. Dillon is very resentful of the time and attention the reverend pays to his other children and ignores advice and help from his beloved aunt and his girlfriend, Melissa. He treats both badly and becomes even angrier when his aunt dies. Reverend Black leaves Dillon in Atlanta, tasking him with finalizing the funeral arrangements, while he flies to the bedside of his estranged son, Matthew, whose wife has become abusive and stabbed him.

S2S/B2B: Prodigal Son

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Prodigal Son: The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

YABC: Diviners

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

YABC: Maze Runner

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

YABC: If I Stay

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Saved by the Bell Jar: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself. 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: Good Manners for Nice People

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Combining science with humor, an in-your-face modern guide to manners for regular people provides a new set of rules for the twenty-first century that shows how to avoid being rude and stand up to those who are. 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.

YA Book Club at Madison: The Fault in Our Stars

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Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Come discuss the bestseller The Fault in Our Stars by John Green with other teens. We'll meet in the YA room.

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