Book discussion

Bailey Cove Evening: She's Come Undone

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lamb's fine debut novel about the travails of a troubled young woman was originally published in 1992. After quietly drifting into obscurity, She's Come Undone today sits atop the best sellers lists thanks to Oprah Winfrey's on-air endorsement. Lovable loser Dolores Price bounces from one tragedy to the next, retaining only her cynical sense of humor.

Bailey Cove Morning: Wicked City

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

PLEASE NOTE: this meeting has been rescheduled from the 12th!  We hope to see you here at the Library!

Bailey Cove Classics: The Inferno

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The first of the 3 canticles in "La divina commedia "(The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Bailey Cove Classics: Madame Bovary

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

In 1853 Flaubert wrote that his work on Madame Bovary was going slowly because his personality had never been of less use to him. On another occasion he stated he was Madame Bovary. Some critics take Madame Bovary to be a text about texts. Others believe Madam Bovary is merely proof that some people should never learn to read.

Harry Potter Discussion

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

John Granger“The Dean of Harry Potter Scholars”

 Everyone is invited to a rousing discussion of Harry Potter, hosted by ‘The Dean of Harry Potter Scholars’, John Granger! A dynamic and engaging speaker (can you say “Funny”?), John explains why we love reading our favorite books in a way everyone can understand and so that we want to read more books.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Lud In the Mist

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lud-in-the-Mist, the capital city of the small country Dorimare, is a port at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl. The Dapple has its origin beyond the Debatable Hills to the west of Lud-in-the-Mist, in Fairyland. In the days of Duke Aubrey, some centuries earlier, fairy things had been look upon with reverence, and fairy fruit was brought down the Dapple and enjoyed by the people of Dorimare.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Wicked City

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control.

Pizza & Pocky Club

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Graphic novels and manga are more than just cartoons — they are a deep and complex mix of art and literature. Join other graphic novel/manga fans in discussing the richness of this literary form — and all your favorite things about comic book culture!  This month's selection: Megatokyo (

"Why? Why learn? Why submit yourself to Great Teacher Largo?? What is in it for you? I will tell you... Because knowl3dg3 is pow3r!!" ~ Megatokyo, # 153

Book to Movie Club - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come & Discuss a movie that's been recently made from a book - Did you love it? Hate it?

We'll discuss Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 at our first meeting in January!

Bailey Cove Evenings:The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love.

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