Book discussion

YABC: Bailey Cove Teens Favorite Book

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

All summer long Bailey Cove teens will be voting for their favorite YA book.  The winner will be read by YABC in September!  UPDATE:  The winner is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling!

YABC: City of Bones

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Literature Out Loud!: The Catcher in the Rye

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1951, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of J. D. Sallinger's Catcher in the Rye.

Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

Russell Readers BookClub: Gone Girl

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Lovers of Lit BookClub: Coffee Will Make You Black

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Sinclair writes frankly about a young black woman's sexuality and emotions, growing up in Chicago's South Side in the '60s. By turns hilarious and harrowing, this "in-your-face" novel powerfully captures what it was like to be black--before black was beautiful.


Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will not meet in December, see you again in January.

S2SB2B: The Perfect Marriage

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful home in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected . . . and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs.

S2SB2B: Man In 3B

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you, and when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.
Meet Darryl Graham, or as his neighbors call him . . .


S2SB2B: When Baldwin Loved Brenden

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A whole decade has passed since Baldwin, Brenden, Bria, and Christopher last saw each other. In college, they were a close-knit circle of friends who called themselves The Group--until an unfortunate set of circumstances placed their friendship in jeopardy. They went their separate ways after graduation, never looking back, and never expecting to see each other again.

S2SB2B: Me, Myself and Him

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

How was Locksie supposed to tell her boyfriend that she had gone off to church and fallen in love with another man?

Locksie grew up in the church-against her will-thanks to her holier than thou mother. But now that she's all grown-up, she's her own woman and church is the last thing on her mind; her live-in boyfriend, Dawson, is the first. When Locksie finally decides to go back and visit church upon the invitation of her aunt, who hoped that by extending the invite, her niece would find God again, Locksie ends up finding more than she could have ever expected.

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