Book discussion

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

Location:
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.

YABC: Fangirl

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 Being consummate fans of the Simon Snow series helped Cath and her twin sister, Wren, cope as little girls whose mother left them, but now, as they start college but not as roommates, Cath fears she is unready to live without Wren holding her hand--and without her passion for Snow.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: TBD

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

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Athena and Hermes' search for the cause of their unexpected, life-threatening illnesses leads them to Cassandra, a former prophetess, who may be key to a war started by Hera and other Olympians who have become corrupt anti-gods determined to destroy their rivals.

Lovers of Lit Bookclub

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

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.

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