Book discussion

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: More than Human

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

There's Lone, the simpletion who can hear other people's thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him. There's Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are the teleporting twins, who can travel ten feet or ten miles. There's Baby, who invented an antigravity engine while still in the cradle, and Gerry, who has everything it takes to run the world except for a conscience.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Robopocalypse

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Martian Chronicles

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

In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Mockingjay

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Katniss Everdeen's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.

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.

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