Bailey Cove Branch Library

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Oryx and Crake

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Humanity here in this futuristic novel equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Somewhere in Time

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

The moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actress of the previous century.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Stolen Child

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

At age seven, Henry Day is kidnapped by hobgoblins and replaced by a look-alike. In alternating chapters, each Henry relates the tale of how he adjusts to his new situation. Human Henry learns to run with his hobgoblin pack, who never age; Hobgoblin Henry develops his uncanny talent for mimicry into a music career and settles into an otherwise unremarkable human life. Neither Henry feels entirely comfortable with his existence, and inevitably, their struggles to retrieve their increasingly forgotten pasts put them on paths that intersect decades later.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Beguilement

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fawn Bluefield has fled her family's farm hoping to find work in the city of Glassforge. She encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers; What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers, as a whole, are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices," creatures that suck the life out of all they encounter, and turn men and animals into their minions.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Watership Down

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - The Watchmen

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story -- the story of The Watchmen. It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians?

Bailey Cove Classics - Dracula

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.

Bailey Cove Classics - Fanny Hill

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the 18th century, Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly coloured by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures.

Bailey Cove Classics - Cyrano de Bergerac

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Cyrano, the gallant soldier and brilliant wit, also is a timid lover, and, because of his nose, woos his love by proxy of a more handsome man. 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Seventh Heaven

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Naguib Mahfouz, famed for his uncanny power to depict the real world, is equally ingenious at capturing the surreal, the otherworldly, and the supernatural. The ghostly side of Mahfouz's fiction, though less well known than his other works, nonetheless remains a haunting presence.

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