Book discussion

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.

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!

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