Young Professionals

Noteworthy Reads Book Club: State of Wonder

Location: Main Library Meeting Room C
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our discussion of Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder."  Pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died under somewhat mysterious circumstances.  In finding her former mentor, Dr. Singh must face her own disappointments and regrets, along with the jungle’s unforgiving humidity and insects, making State of Wonder a multi-layered atmospheric novel that is hard to put down.

Noteworthy Reads Book Club: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

Location: Main Library Meeting Room C
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our discussion of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption."  "Unbroken" is the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini--a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner-turned-Army hero.

Noteworthy Reads Book Club: Beatrice and Virgil

Location: Main Library Meeting Room C
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our discussion of "Beatrice and Virgil" by Yann Martel, author of "Life of Pi."  Fate takes many forms...even the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey -- named Beatrice and Virgil -- and the epic journey they undertake together.  With all the spirit and originality that made "Life of Pi" so beloved, this new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey.  On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

Young Professionals Book Club: "A Gathering of Old Men"

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Discussion of  "A Gathering of Old Men," part of our community-wide read.  Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, "A Gathering of Old Men" is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Young Professionals Book Club: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

He's the most successful entrepreneur of our lifetime. Whether you admire or dislike him, there's no arguing he has had an enormous influence on our culture. You know you want to find out how he came to be the icon that he was. And after you do, come join a lively conversation about the book while you enjoy a Starbucks latte and a cookie!

Young Professionals Book Club: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This month we're discussing The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun and thought-provoking discussion about this slightly controversial, beautifully executed and enteraining novel- even if you disagree with that characterization. In fact, we want you there especially if you disagree with that characterization! We are open-minded and kind people! :-)

We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm.

Young Professional Book Club: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an elightening and stimulating conversation about accalimed author Malcolm Gladwell's Blink.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Young Professionals Book Club: Super Sad True Love Story

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us on September 21, at 7 pm in the Main branch, for what is sure to be a fun and fascinating conversation about Gary Shteyngart's highly acclaimed new novel, Super Sad True Love Story.

Amazon.com review:

Young Professionals Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

You are invited to join us for an interesting conversaition, and a fun time, at our next meeting of the Young Professionals Book Club on August 17. We are reading the critically acclaimed Room by Emma Donoghue, which promises to give us plenty to think, and talk about.

We meet in Meeting Room C of the Main branch at 7 pm. See you there!

Amazon.com review:

Young Professionals Book Club: Sunset Park by Paul Auster

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join us for an intereting discussion about this very timely novel by the award-winning Paul Auster.

Novel synopsis from Publishers Weekly:

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