Book discussion

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.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Year of the Flood

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

When a natural disaster predicted by God's Gardeners leader Adam One obliterates most human life, two survivors trapped inside respective establishments that metaphorically represent paradise and hell wonder if any of their loved ones have survived.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Wave

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us as we discuss The Wave by Walter Mosley.

Receiving a bizarre prank call from someone claiming to be his dead father, Errol visits the graveyard where his father is buried and makes an astonishing discovery about a supernatural presence that is spreading throughout the planet.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Cat's Cradle

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Till We Have Faces

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

This reinterpretation of the tale of Cupid and Psyche, combines elements of barbarism and fantasy with an understanding of human nature and psychology.

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