Book discussion

Teen Sci-fi Club

Location: Madison Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a teen who loves Dr Who? Are you a teen who desperately wants to meet him? Now's your chance! Drop in and discuss your very favorite Dr. Who moments, sip on tea and enjoy a fun night with other Who fans. 

Starting in September, we'll form our very own Teen Dr Who Club - no parents allowed! Contact Maggie for more information at 256-461-0046

Bailey Cove Morning: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us to discuss this Pulitzer Prize winning book by this year's HMCPL Vive le Livre speaker, Jon Meacham!

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read  Next to Love by Ellen Feldman, a tltle recommended for fans of The Guernsey Literary Society , The Postmistress, and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. 

Literature Out Loud!: The Sun Also Rises

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

Literature Out Loud!: Fairy Tales of H. C. Andersen

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us as we discuss 5 selections of H. C. Andersen's Fairy Tales (selections TBA).

Bailey Cove Classics: As I Lay Dying

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

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos.

Bailey Cove Teen Advisory Group's Book Festival

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Come meet the Bailey Cove Teen Advisory Group as they talk about their favorite books, unveil the fall teen programs, and give away door prizes.  In addition they will be holding a book swap.  You can bring up to five books to trade out for something “new to you.”  For more information contact Julia Hendon at jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-881-0257.

Young Adult Book Club: The Hobbit

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Young Adult Book Club: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

Young Adult Book Club: Leviathan

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

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