Book discussion

Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

 

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: The Bell Jar

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Chronicles one young woman's emotional breakdown as she journeys from the glamorous world of Manhattan publishing to the isolation of the asylum.

 

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.

YABC: Fault in Our Stars

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

YABC: When You Were Mine

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Seniors Rosaline Caplet and Rob Monteg, neighbors and best friends, have finally become a couple at their Southern California high school, but when Rosie's estranged cousin Juliet moves back into town and pursues Rob in an unstable, needy, and vindictive manner, Rosie starts to worry not just about Rob's emotions, but about his very life.

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.

 

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