Book discussion

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.

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.

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