Book discussion

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

What's happening in Acker's Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so fast, and no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter.  Was it random? Was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker's Gap? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow?

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

Lutishia Lovely & Zuri Day

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Lutishia Lovely along with her  alter-ego Zuri Day. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 2:00pm in the auditorium.

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Alex Dumas, an extraordinary man whose sensational life had been largely lost to history solely because of his race, takes the spotlight in this dynamic tale. Thanks to Reiss’s excellent research, combined with the passionate memorial his son, Alexandre Dumas, consistently built in his own novels and memoir, Dumas’s life has been brought back to light.

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- The Alchemist

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

S2SB2B: Fortune & Fame

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams have been through a lot together—from fighting for their husbands to become the head of the American Baptist Coalition to getting mixed up in a terrible murder. Now the frenemies have found themselves the stars of First Ladies, a muchanticipated new reality television show.

S2SB2B: Family Business

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In his typical jaw-dropping fashion, Carl Weber returns with part 2 to his New York Times bestselling series The Family Business. He's brought along a friend in bestselling author Treasure Hernandez and together they've added more drama and new family member's to the mix.

S2SB2B: Redeeming Waters

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Must a young woman choose between her commitment to her marriage. . .and to God?

Brianna was ten years old when she first met twenty-five year old David R. Shepherd, a devout and gifted gospel recording artist who would ultimately become world renowned megastar, King d.Avid. He left an impression on Brianna she would never forget. And they were destined to meet again. . .

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