Bailey Cove Branch Library

Bailey Cove Morning: The Help

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Egyptologist

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil.

Bailey Cove Morning - Julie & Julia

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a tiny apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's worn, dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes -- in the span of one year.

Bailey Cove Morning - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm – and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Bailey Cove Evening: The Audacity of Hope

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bailey Cove Evening - Called Out of Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession by Anne Rice
An intimate memoir of Anne Rice's Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and her return to the Church—what she calls a decision of the heart. [check the catalog]

Bailey Cove Evening - Bonk

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The best-selling author of Stiff and Spook turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. [check the catalog]

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Voyage of the Space Beagle

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the story of a great exploration ship sent out into the unknown reaches of space on a long mission of discovery. They encounter several terrifying alien species, including the Ix, who lay their eggs in human bodies, which then devour the humans from within when they hatch.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Creatures of Light and Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thoth administered the different forces in the universe to keep things in balance. In time, he delegated this administration to his other godlike beings, "angels." At some point, Thoth awakened a dormant, malevolent force, the Thing That Cries In The Night. Thoth works to contain and destroy the creature, and in so doing, neglects his duties in maintaining the cosmos. In the resulting power vacuum, the angels fight amongst themselves for dominance. 

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