Book discussion

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

In May 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific and quickly sank, leaving behind only two survivors bobbing helplessly in the restless seas. One of them was Louis Zamperini, a 26-year-old airman who had overcome a troubled past to become an Olympic athlete. After 47 perilous days adrift on a raft, Zamperini and his companion survivor were rescued by the Japanese navy. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities. This riveting narrative by the author of Seabiscuit is the story of one plucky man. Now ninety-three, Louis Zamperini lives on.

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Her life spanned fewer than 40 years, but she was the last Egyptian pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age. She married twice, each time to a brother; she poisoned one and waged a war against the other. To this day, the life of Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.) intrigues us. This adept biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff tells us why it should. The true story of the woman behind the myth.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: At the Mountains of Madness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Ringworld

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Two humans and two aliens, who are traveling to distant reaches of space to prevent a future catastrophe, crash on a ringworld apparently created by superior technologies. Tom Parker captures the personalities of the travelers through individual vocalization and provides smooth, expressive narration. The listener is soon caught up in the adventures of these vivid characters as they struggle to survive.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Left Hand of Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Note: This meeting of the Bailey Cove Science Fiction Book Club will take place in "The Reading Room" instead of the general meeting room.

The old fairy stories live again, subtly altered. By the prize-winning author of "Wise Children", "Nights at the Circus", "American Ghosts and Old World Wonders" and "Expletives Deleted".


Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return 20 years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge perceptions of truth.


Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Falling Free

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: min your own business, fix what’s wrong and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Could you just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation?

S2SB2B: Forever Soul Ties

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

When one woman is caught in the act of her greatest transgression, it's the beginning of her greatest transformation. . .

S2SB2B: An Inconvenient Friend

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Samaria Jacobs is a deceitful, yet captivating diva who will do anything to win the heart of her married lover. Will she get her man or destroy herself and everyone else in the process?Samaria has her sights set on Gregory Preston. A successful surgeon, he has just the bankroll she needs to keep her in the lifestyle that her credit card debt has helped her grow accustomed to. He's married, but Samaria would never let a little thing like that get in her way.Samaria joins New Mercies Christian Church to get close to Gregory's wife.

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