Book discussion

Come Sunday Morning

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hezekiah T. Cleveland is the young, handsome, and charismatic pastor of the mega church New Testament Cathedral in Los Angeles. He is married to Reverend Samantha Cleveland, a beautiful, sensuous, ambitious, and equally charismatic minister. Samantha is the power behind Hezekiah and New Testament Cathedral. She runs the church and their national television ministry from behind the scenes with a firm, and sometimes cruel, hand. Together they are building a new 25,000 seat mega church.

Hezekiah meets a handsome and passionate social worker named Danny St.

S2SB2B: House Divided

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

 

A House Divided:

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte—except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can't stand Racquel's mother, Vanessa—and the feeling appears to be mutual.

S2SB2B: A House Divided

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A HOUSE DIVIDED

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte--except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can't stand Racquel's mother, Vanessa--and the feeling appears to be mutual.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: A Scanner Darkly

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dick looks back on his own drug abuse and his own friends who he lost to drugs. By turns thrilling, mind-bending, laught-out-loud funny, and heart-wrenchingly sad, A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning book made into a cult film and may just be Dick's best novel.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Demolished Man

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen." -- Baker & Taylor

 

Time Out Book Club: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Time Out Book Club: Stupid Fast

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

I AM NOT STUPID FUNNY.
I AM STUPID FAST.

My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing!

Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? 

Time Out Book Club: Hold Me Closer Necromancer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.  

Time Out Book Club: The Hero and the Crown

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Although she is the daughter of Damar's king, Aerin has never been accepted as full royalty. Both in and out of the royal court, people whisper the story of her mother, the witchwoman, who was said to have enspelled the king into marrying her to get an heir to rule Damar-then died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a son. But none of them, not even Aerin herself, can predict her future-for she is to be the true hero who will wield the power of the Blue Sword...

Time Out Book Club: Feed

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

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