Book discussion

YABC: Ender's Game

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

YABC: Name of the Star

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

YABC: 13 Reasons Why

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Award-winning author joins our discussion of his novel, Flying Boats & Spies

 

It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre. 

Copies are available at the Library, for $8 each including tax. Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Golden Compass

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Among Others

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane half-brother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her mother in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself.

 

Lovers of Lit BookClub Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Looking for Love . . .

Saved by the Bell Jar: Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Refelcts on the author's career and personal life after college, sharing her experiences in becoming a responsible adult, including finding an apartment, paying off student loans, and preparing real food.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Holidays on Ice

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Dear Girls Above Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"When Charlie McDowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors--two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties--on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral. His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now Dear girls breaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test [in this work of fiction]"

 

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