Book discussion

Time Out Book Club: Revolution

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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.

Literature Out Loud!: Brave New World

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

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

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.

Young Adult Book Club: Death Cloud

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.

Young Adult Book Club: Pathfinder

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.  <

Young Adult Book Club: Audrey, Wait!

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts. Second meeting for Grissom High School students at GHS Library on February 1

Young Adult Book Club: Legend

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day--a famous criminal, and prodigy June--the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Margaret Lea works in her father’s antiquarian bookshop where her fascination for the biographies of the long-dead has led her to write them herself. She gets a letter from one of the most famous authors of the day, the mysterious Vida Winter, whose popularity as a writer has been in no way diminished by her reclusiveness. Until now, Vida has toyed with journalists who interview her, creating outlandish life histories for herself --- ;all of them invention.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding by Alexander McCall Smith

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In this book from the No. 1  Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van.

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