Book discussion

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.

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.

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