Book discussion

Gurley Girls Book Club: Wicked City

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Chinese Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.

 

Knit 1, Read Too!: Wicked City

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.

 

S2S/B2B Annual Author Event: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary along with our annual author event on Saturday, March 19!  Purchase your tickets now to see author and motivational speaker Vanessa Davis Griggs. Read more »

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.

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