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Young Adult Book Club: Pathfinder

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Orson Scott Card
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Pathfinder

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.  Second meeting for Grissom High School students at GHS Library on March 18th at 3:15. Read more about Young Adult Book Club: Pathfinder

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Young Adult Book Club: Audrey, Wait!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Robin Benway
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Audrey, Wait!

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 18th at 3:15. Read more about Young Adult Book Club: Audrey, Wait!

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Young Adult Book Club: Legend

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Marie Lu
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Legend

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. Read more about Young Adult Book Club: Legend

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Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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9780316098335
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Emma Donoghue
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Room

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.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. Read more about Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

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

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Diane Setterfield
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The Thirteenth Tale

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. Now she is old and ailing, and at last she wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. Her letter to Margaret is a summons.

Somewhat anxiously, the equally reclusive Margaret travels to Yorkshire to meet her subject. Vida’s strange, gothic tale features the Angelfield family; dark-hearted Charlie and his unbrotherly obsession with his sister, the fascinating, devious, and willful Isabelle, and Isabelle’s daughters, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline. Margaret is captivated by the power of Vida’s storytelling, but she doesn’t entirely trust Vida’s account. She goes to check up on the family, visiting their old home and piecing together their story in her own way. What she discovers on her journey to the truth is for Margaret a chilling and transforming experience. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Alexander McCall Smith
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding

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.
 
As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries closer to home. One of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices appears to have gotten a girl pregnant, and has run away to avoid marrying her. Meanwhile, Precious sees her beloved old van—sent to the junkyard long ago—trundling around the city again. Has the van been miraculously revived, or is she hallucinating? Further complicating matters are Violet Sephotho’s newly launched campaign for a seat in Botswana’s parliament, and Grace Makutsi’s growing fears that she’ll never be able to marry her fiancé Phuti Radiphuti if she can’t find the perfect pair of wedding shoes. As ever, Precious will draw on her trademark grace and wisdom as she helps unravel all these tangled threads. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding by Alexander McCall Smith

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Teen Sci-fi Club

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Read more about Teen Sci-fi Club

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

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Jon Meacham
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Join us to discuss this Pulitzer Prize winning book by this year's HMCPL Vive le Livre speaker, Jon Meacham! http://huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org/ A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval that surrounded him, and his legacy for the modern presidency. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Ellen Feldman
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Next to Love

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. 

It’s 1941. Babe throws like a boy, thinks for herself, and never expects to escape her quiet Massachusetts town. Then World War II breaks out, and everything changes. Her friend Grace fears being left alone with her daughter when her husband ships out; Millie weds the boy who always refused to settle down; and Babe wonders if she should marry Claude, who even as a child could never harm a living thing. As the war rages abroad, Babe, Grace, and Millie experience the dislocations and the exhilaration of a society in flux—from postwar traumas to women’s rights, racial injustice to anti-Semitism. And when the men return, nothing can go back to quite the way it was. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

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Literature Out Loud!: The Sun Also Rises

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Ernest Hemingway
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The Sun Also Rises

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. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Read more about Literature Out Loud!: The Sun Also Rises

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