Book discussion

Bailey Cove Morning: Dreaming in Chinese : Mandarin lessons in life, love, and language

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Deborah Fallows has spent much of her life learning languages and traveling around the world. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of learning Mandarin, China's most common language, or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering the behavior and habits of its people,and its culture's conundrums.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Forever War

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

The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic&mdashFeaturing a new introduction by John Scalzi The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand&mdashdespite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year conflict; to perform his duties and do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Neverwhere

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

Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her--and the life he knows vanishes like smoke.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Princess Casamassima

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

Join us as we discuss this intriguing work by Henry James.

Bailey Cove Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*Please note!*  New & improved SNOW-FREE date! If you missed us on the 10th, please join us for the 24th!

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Excellent Women

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

"Excellent Women" is one of Barbara Pyms richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergymans daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those excellent women, the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighborsanthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next doorthe novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Vanessa Davis Griggs

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Tickets: $10/each, tickets go on sale February 15, 2011

Purchase yours: Showers Library, Main Library or by calling 256-532-5950

Sister 2 Sister/ Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary!

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00pm

Grandmother Ma Ray, a churchgoing woman with a mysterious past, steers her two reckless granddaughters away from trouble with her smarts, savvy-and the word of God…

Troublesome teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother Lenora can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who agrees to take charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around-and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for…

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Chosen started the war. In Destined, brother battles brother for ultimate control of their father’s multimillion-dollar ministry in the captivating second novel from Patricia Haley’s provocative new series inspired by the biblical kings David and Solomon.

Young Professionals' Book Club kicks off with Slaughterhouse Five

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