Book discussion

Saved by the Bell Jar: Wild ***SPECIAL DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH***

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

 

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: Somebody Told Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The hilarious story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City.

Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date:

Book vs. Movie -- YOU decide! Join us for a brown-bag lunch the first Monday of each month to watch great films and discuss the groundbreaking books from which they were inspired. In even-numbered months (August, October, December, etc.) we will watch the movie, in odd numbered months (September, November, January, etc.) we will discuss both the book on its own, and the great "Book vs. Movie" debate. We encourage you to read the book before the movie to reduce spoilers! Popcorn and sodas provided.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.

YABC: Divergent

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. 

YABC: The Book Thief

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

YABC: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Perry's parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior prom but after an incident at the dance he learns that Gobi is actually a trained assassin who needs him as a henchman, behind the wheel of his father's precious Jaguar, on a mission in Manhattan.

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