Book discussion

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Persepolis (Vol 1-4) by Marjane Satrapi

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

YABC: Catching Fire

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us to create crafts, sample snacks, and discuss the book Catching Fire.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother.

Middle School Book Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Book discussion on The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.

S2SB2B:Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Carl Weber takes readers back to church in his latest drama-filled novel, the much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Choir Director.

Local African American Author Expo

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother as we hear from local African American Authors as they tell us about their books. Each Author will be given time to tell they adventure on what they when through getting their book published. Copies of their books will be available for sale at this event.

So please come out and help support our local authors in their quest to get their books in the hands of wonderful readers.

S2SB2B: Never Say Never

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief.

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