Book discussion

Time Out Book Club: The Thief

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

"I can steal anything."

After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task -- to steal a hidden treasure from another land.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

Goodreads Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

Can’t stop talking about books? You're not alone. Meet like-minded book-lovers and learn about the Library’s Goodreads Group on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Straight to Ale Brewery. Read more »

Goodreads Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

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Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Can’t stop talking about books?  You are not alone.

Meet like-minded book-lovers and learn about the Library’s Goodreads Group

· Blind date with a book (RSVP to participate)

· Speed-swap book talks

· Door prizes from Earth Fare •Surin •Barnes & Noble •and more

· Beer samples and pints will be available for purchase

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Color Purple is foremost the story of Celie, a poor, barely literate Southern black woman who struggles to escape the brutality and degradation of her treatment by men. The tale is told primarily through her own letters, which, out of isolation and despair, she initially addresses to God. . . . during the course of the novel, which begins in the early 1900's and ends in the mid-1940's, Celie frees herself from her husband's repressive control.

Time Out Book Club: Ship Breaker

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

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