Book discussion

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]"

 

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.

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