Book discussion

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.

Time Out Book Club - Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps.

Time Out Book Club - Legend by Marie Lu

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

American Girls Party

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn a dance, make a craft, and even try on a special period costume!

Time Out Book Club - Chime by Franny Billingsley

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

Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change.

Children's Book Club: Hugo Cabret

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a discussion and craft on the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"

Bailey Cove Classics: The Dead by James Joyce

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.)

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