Book discussion

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

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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.

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

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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.

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Time Out Book Club: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

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.

Time Out Book Club: Ashes

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

It could happen tomorrow . . .
 

Time Out Book Club: The Hobbit

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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.

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.

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