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S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 2:00pm in the auditorium. 

Mrs. Roby will talk about her latest book she has coming out “Perfect Marriage” which goes on sale January 8, 2013. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and book signing. Book signing and lite reception will be held after book discussion.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at the HMCPL Store, or at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St., and the Showers Center Public Library, 4600 Blue Spring Road. Call 256-851-7492 for more information. Read more about S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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S2SB2B: Happy Holiday

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club  wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The book club will not meet in December.    Read more about S2SB2B: Happy Holiday

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Literature Out Loud!: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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9780060838676
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Zora Neal Hurston
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Join us as we discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston.  Before the discussion, we will view a slideshow of prominent artworks created in 1937, the same year that Hurston's book was published.

Hurston's beloved classic--one of the most important American novels of the 20th century--follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida. Read more about Literature Out Loud!: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A collection of some of the finest Sherlock Holmes mysteries, as described and told by his assistant, Dr. Watson.

 Enjoy Sherlock-themed teas during this discussion of the  2013 Community Read book. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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The Language of Flowers

When Victoria Jones starts working for a florist, she realizes her talent with flowers helps her change the lives of the people who buy her creations. But when she must confront her painful past, she has to decide how much she is willing to change. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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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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978-0062026514
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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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Author: 
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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