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Meeting Room A & B

Meeting Rooms A&B are located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The doors for these rooms are on your right.

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S2SB2B: When Baldwin Loved Brenden

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Electa Rome Parks
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When Baldwin Loved Brenden

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.

Now they are reunited in a small North Carolina town to attend the funeral of one of their own. Rihanna was always the peacemaker of the group, so it's almost fitting that it's at her funeral that The Group will have to confront their past issues. Baldwin, the romantic, Brenden, the do-gooder, Bria, the wild child, and Christopher, the pretty boy, are all about to learn some truths about each other and about themselves over a few unforgettable and life-changing days. Secrets will be revealed, past hurts exposed, tears shed, and laugher shared, all in the name of friendship and love.

Electa Rome Parks, bestselling author of Diary of a Stalker, asks the question, Can anything truly tear apart real friendship and love? Read more about S2SB2B: When Baldwin Loved Brenden

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S2SB2B: Me, Myself and Him

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Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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E. N. Joy
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Me, Myself and Him

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.

Hannah is Locksie's friend who has issues of her own. She's struggling to forgive her husband for the affair he had, while at the same time be a stepmother to the child who is a result of his affair. And all while the child's mother taunts Hannah every chance she gets.

In Me, Myself & Him, the characters are torn between holding on to the person they believe is the love of their life, or having to let go for the one thing that s missing from their life. Read more about S2SB2B: Me, Myself and Him

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S2SB2B: The Great Pretender

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Millenia Black
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The Great Pretender

"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. Reginald Brooks is a polished marketing VP who shrewdly built a dual life around his work. But without warning, that life begins to come apart at the seams and Reginald makes a decision that could threaten his very future and the lives of those he loves most. Tracy Brooks is Reginald's wife of nearly 20 years. While the cat's away, the mice will play. She's got secrets of her own to protect. Renee Jameson is the younger woman with the killer body who managed to turn Reginald's head long enough to become pregnant. From the plush streets of Miami to the glamour of New York City, follow the families of Reginald Brooks as their lives of sex, love, hate and surprise unfolds to an agonizing climax! This debut novel by Millenia Black is anticipated to spark a tantalizing blend of emotions, and may even leave you wondering if perhaps you know someone who might be THE GREAT PRETENDER. " Read more about S2SB2B: The Great Pretender

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Cupid's Café: Joan Johnston

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Joan Johnston

One of the most popular romance writers in America today, Joan Johnston has more than 10 million books in print world-wide— including the New York Times bestsellers SISTERS FOUND, THE COWBOY, THE TEXAN, THE LONER, THE NEXT MRS. BLACKTHORNE and NO LONGER A STRANGER. THE PRICE represented a milestone in Johnston’s career as her first hardcover original.

Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She resides in Florida where she lives only minutes away from her daughter, a professional organizer and freelance writer, her son-in-law and two grandchildren with whom she loves to play tennis. Her son, also a budding novelist, lives in Seattle. Read more about Cupid's Café: Joan Johnston

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Cupid's Café: Christy Reece

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Christy Reece

Growing up in a tiny community in Alabama boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn't thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart.

Christy's award winning Last Chance Rescue series consists of nine books and features strong, alpha males, smart, courageous women, plenty of steam, action adventure, and always a happy ending. Christy is currently writing an LCR novella, CHANCES ARE, that she plans to release at the end of 2012.

A member of Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Christy lives in Alabama with her husband and pets. Read more about Cupid's Café: Christy Reece

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Cupid's Café: Kat Martin

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Kat Martin

Currently living in Missoula, Montana, Kat is the New York Times bestselling author of over fifty Historical and Contemporary Romance Suspense novels.  Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker.  During that time, she met her husband, Larry Jay Martin, author of more than twenty books, both westerns and mysteries.  Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. 

"I've always loved books.  I was an avid reader, with any number of my own stories rolling around in my head.  Writing them down seemed a logical step."

"I love anything old," Kat says.  "I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set.  My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past.  It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era."

 Kat began with historical romance and is currently writing romantic suspense.   She is published in twenty foreign countries. Read more about Cupid's Café: Kat Martin

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Cupid's Café: Beverly Jenkins

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is the nation's premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.

She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

Website: http://www.beverlyjenkins.net Read more about Cupid's Café: Beverly Jenkins

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Cupid's Café: Linda Winstead Jones

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Linda Winstead Jones

Linda's first book, the historical romance Guardian Angel, was released in 1994, and in the years since she's written in several romance sub-genres under several names. In order of appearance, Linda Winstead; Linda Jones; Linda Winstead Jones; Linda Devlin; and Linda Fallon. She's a six time finalist for the RITA Award and a winner (for Shades of Midnight, writing as Linda Fallon) in the paranormal category. Most recently she's been writing as Linda Jones in a couple of joint projects with Linda Howard, and rereleasing some of her backlist in ebook format. She can be found at any one of a variety of Facebook pages (search for Linda Winstead Jones and Linda Howard/Linda Jones) and at www.lindawinsteadjones.com. Read more about Cupid's Café: Linda Winstead Jones

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S2SB2B: Forever Soul Ties

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Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Vanessa Davis Griggs
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Forever Soul Ties

When one woman is caught in the act of her greatest transgression, it's the beginning of her greatest transformation. . .

It started innocently: a coincidental meeting between old high school friends--first loves--at Butterfly's business, The Painted Lady Flower Shop. Then came lunch, then confessions of unhappy marriages, loneliness. It went on that way for years between Butterfly and Ethan. That's how they built the soul tie--the bond that, despite their devotion to God, has now led to adultery. And as with all things done in secret, they've been found out. Well, Butterfly has.

As a leader in her church, Butterfly is suddenly cast into the spotlight. But she soon realizes she's being used as a pawn to bring down a new pastor--a young man who is upsetting tradition by preaching about real-life issues real people deal with. People like Butterfly. And as she faces a challenging search for truth, forgiveness, and the real meaning of love, she may finally break out of her cocoon. . . Read more about S2SB2B: Forever Soul Ties

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S2SB2B: An Inconvenient Friend

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Rhonda McKnight
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An Incovenient Friend

Samaria Jacobs is a deceitful, yet captivating diva who will do anything to win the heart of her married lover. Will she get her man or destroy herself and everyone else in the process?Samaria has her sights set on Gregory Preston. A successful surgeon, he has just the bankroll she needs to keep her in the lifestyle that her credit card debt has helped her grow accustomed to. He's married, but Samaria would never let a little thing like that get in her way.Samaria joins New Mercies Christian Church to get close to Gregory's wife. If she gets to know Angelina Preston, she can become like her in more than just looks, and really work her way into Greg's heart.Angelina's life is filled with a successful career and busy ministry work, but something's just not right with her marriage. Late nights, early meetings, lipstick- and perfume-stained shirts have her suspicious that Greg is doing a little more operating than she'd like. But does she have the strength to confront the only man she's ever loved and risk losing him to the other woman?Just when Samaria thinks she's got it all figured out, she finds herself drawn to Angelina's kindness. Will she be able to carry out her plan after she finds herself yearning for the one thing she's never had. . .the friendship of a woman? Read more about S2SB2B: An Inconvenient Friend

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