Bailey Cove meeting room

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. 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Turnabout

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

Melly and Anny Beth have gotten shots that make them grow younger by the day in Project Turnabout. Soon they will be too young to take care of themselves and they need to find help before time runs out.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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

The story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and social progress.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Tinker

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

Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded Xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on what's really important - her first date.

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.

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