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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Louise Penny
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Bury Your Dead

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is facing one of its most strange cases: a man has been brutally murdered in a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. The death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus

A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Time Out Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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978-1594744761
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Ransom Riggs
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Time Out Book Club: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Author: 
Rae Carlson
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns

 

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic,are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’ssavior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do. Read more about Time Out Book Club: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

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Time Out Book Club: Ashes

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Ilsa Bick
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Ashes

It could happen tomorrow . . .
 
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. 
For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.
 
Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.  Read more about Time Out Book Club: Ashes

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Time Out Book Club: The Hobbit

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Read more about Time Out Book Club: The Hobbit

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Time Out Book Club: Revolution

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Jennifer Donnelly
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Revolution

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
 
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
 
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present Read more about Time Out Book Club: Revolution

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Literature Out Loud!: Brave New World

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Aldous Huxley
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Brave New World

Huxley´s vision of the future in his astonishing 1931 novel Brave New World -- a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, where the people are genetically designed to be passive, consistently useful to the ruling class. Read more about Literature Out Loud!: Brave New World

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Young Adult Book Club: The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Tara Altebrando
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The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

Mary, Patrick, Winter, and Dez are determined to win the unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt, but throughout the afternoon and evening Mary encounters the demons she and her friends have faced as high school "also-rans," and ponders what her college and future will bring. Meeting for Grissom High School students at GHS Library on May 6th at 3:15. Read more about Young Adult Book Club: The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

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Young Adult Book Club: Death Cloud

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Andrew Lane
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Death Cloud

In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.  Second meeting for Grissom High School students at GHS Library on April 15th at 3:15. Read more about Young Adult Book Club: Death Cloud

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