Book discussion

Saved by the Bell Jar: Rules of Civility

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

Saved by the Bell Jar: The Taming of the Shrew

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed.

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.

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