Book discussion

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.

S2SB2B: The Great Pretender

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

"For over six years, Reginald Brooks has managed to pull it off. Having two families, leading two lives. Now, the pretending must stop. But how? THE GREAT PRETENDER is an electrifying tale of how one man tries to untangle his life, setting a full-fledged arena of wife against husband, lover against lover, friend against friend, and family against family. Once you begin this engaging tale, you will witness how one man's decision to pretend ricochets through the lives of several people. For some, escape could seem to be a most welcome solution.

Literature Out Loud!: O Pioneers!

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a slide show of artworks created in 1913, a cup of tea or two, and a lively discussion of Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!".

Time Out Book Club: American Born Chinese

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Time Out Book Club: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Our November meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday (11/7/13) @ Noon. Join us this month for our book discussion and help make recommendations for our 2014 book selections!

Email Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info!

Time Out Book Club: Catching Fire

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry.

Time Out Book Club: Scat

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.

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