Book discussion

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a Royal Spyness mystery, Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen. 

In 1933, Georgie, the mystery world’s favorite penniless heiress, escapes to the French Riviera after Her Majesty the Queen sends her there on a mission to recover her stolen snuff box.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read the 2012 Community Read Book, A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines.

Bailey Cove Young Adult: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

S2S B2B: Sinners & Saints

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

TEAM JASMINE or TEAM RACHEL?

Bestselling and award-winning novelists Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley bring their favorite heroines together in a novel that will delight their legions of fans.

Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams are not your typical first ladies. But they’ve overcome their scandalous and drama-filled pasts to stand firmly by their husbands’ sides.

Literature Out Loud!: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Sense of an Ending

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Night Circus

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Cirque des Rêves and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway - a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors.

Bailey Cove Morning: A Gathering of Old Men

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us as we discuss the 2012 Community Read selection, A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest Gaines. Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Time Out Book Club

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Fair game: an Alpha and Omega novel

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey.

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