Book discussion

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Briar Rose

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Rebecca has always loved listening to her grandmother's stories about Briar Rose. However, the old woman's astonishing and hard-to-believe admission that she "is" Briar Rose sets Rebecca on an unforgettable path of self-discovery that will change her life forever.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Snow Crash

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

First arriving on the scene in 1992 to critical acclaim, this definitive novel of the information age weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between. Stephenson is author of the bestselling "Cryptonomicon" and "The Diamond Age".

Explore the dreams of a blind girl

Keith Jacobs, native Huntsvillian and author of "Alicia Without Sight and the Dreams She Dreams At Night," will visit the Main Library's Youth Services department to read his book on Saturday, February 18, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Read more »

Bailey Cove Classics: Hadji Murad

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:00am - 1:00am

(note: because this title is limited in the HMCPL collection, you may also choose to read it online for free at this address: In 1851 Leo Tolstoy enlisted in the Russian army and was sent to the Caucasus to help defeat the Chechens.

Bailey Cove Classics: The End of the Affair

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:00am - 1:00am

In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love. Then she mysteriously ends the affair.

Bailey Cove Classics: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare's marvelous A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play of enchantment and an insightful portrait of the predicaments of love.

Bailey Cove Classics: An Enemy of the People

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am - 1:00am

This title may be freely downloaded here. We will be reading and discussing one of the major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrick Ibsen. An Enemy Of The People -- Ibsen's vigorous attack on public opinion.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Robber Bridegroom

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00am - 1:00am

New! Improved! The Bailey Cove Classics book club is now a "lunch bunch" at 12:00 noon instead of 10:00am each First Monday of the month. Join us on Monday, March 5th, and bring a sack lunch as we discuss Eudora Welty's "The Robber Bridegroom". Legendary figures of Mississippi' s past-flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers-mingle with characters from Eudora Welty' s own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace.

JRR Tolkien Birthday Celebration

Celebrate JRR Tolkien's 120th birthday on Tuesday, January 3 in Youth Services all day!  We'll mark the occasion with cake, pizza and a movie marathon. Read more »

Time Out Book Club - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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