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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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S2S B2B: Sins of the Mother

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Victoria Christopher Murray
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Sins of the Mother

Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter?Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace.Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price? Read more about S2S B2B: Sins of the Mother

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S2S B2B: Holy Rollers

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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Holy Rollers

Looking for Love . . .

Lifelong friends Coco, Nita, and Tia have spent years looking for love in the arms of flashy pro athletes, hoping to land a baller but ending up with a stream of failed relationships. The beautiful and demure Coco has endured years of physical abuse from her boyfriend, Sonny, while Tia, a single mother, has dated her fair share of cheaters and yearns for a stable companion who will be a father figure to her son. And feisty, seductive Nita is tired of being the million-dollar mistress and wants to settle down—ifshe can find someone worth coming home to.

Changing the Game . . .

Now that the women are approaching thirty, they’re finding it harder than ever to compete with the pro groupies. Determined to change the game and find some worthwhile men, Tia hatches an outrageous plan. Soon the trio is "holy rolling," masquerading as God-fearing churchgoers at a local conference for young ministers in the hopes of snagging a prominent pastor. But will their big gamble pay off? Men of the cloth are still just men, after all. As the three friends meet their potential life partners, they will have to decide how far they want to take their holy rollers scheme—each risking heartbreak while taking a chance on finding a reliable, responsible man to love and cherish, flaws and all. Read more about S2S B2B: Holy Rollers

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S2S B2B: Samson

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781439109403
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Jacquelin Thomas
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Samson

Samson Taylor has just been installed as assistant pastor at a thriving North Carolina church. He's a man of God—and most definitely no saint. Handsome and charismatic, Samson is controlled by his lust for beautiful women, a weakness that stirs up trouble, heartache, betrayal, and damaging rumors—and soon costs him his marriage, his best friendship, and even his new job. Samson loves God and tries harder than ever to keep his temptations in check. Then he meets Delinda. . . .

Beautiful, irresistibly sexy, and married to a famous NBA star, Delinda has Samson head-over-heels in love . . . in a dangerous affair that leads to a physical confrontation with Delinda's husband.

Now, the disgraced pastor begins a journey he could never have anticipated, where his heart is now his guide—not a heart of lust, but of new wisdom and a new kind of seeing. God will forgive Samson's past—but will Samson himself be able to let go of bitterness and regret, and find a new light in his life?

Inspired by the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah, Jacquelin Thomas powerfully portrays a modern-day pastor's dance with earthly desires . . . and the faith that made him whole. Read more about S2S B2B: Samson

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S2S B2B: Love, Honor, and Betray

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9780446572453
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Kimberla Lawson Roby
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Love, Honor, and Betray

The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' longtime mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. Soon, Charlotte's resentment of the child affects her marriage. Read more about S2S B2B: Love, Honor, and Betray

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S2S B2B: Be Careful What You Pray For

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Nicole Rouse
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Be Careful What You Pray For

At thirty-six, third-grade teacher Maya is ready to get married and have children, and she’s been waiting an astonishing thirteen years for her live-in boyfriend, Kenneth, to finally propose. She’s prayed for the moment and believes their anniversary will be it—until she gets dumped instead. Devastated and desperate to get back in the game, she prays for a new man, then starts dating gym teacher Lloyd Bradford. She tries to make herself believe she’s in a good thing with Lloyd, but the longer they stay together, the more it looks like this is one dangerous dude. As she tries to break free, she takes solace in the Lord, fully trusting that He will finally restore peace in her life—even if what He provides isn’t quite what she wanted. Read more about S2S B2B: Be Careful What You Pray For

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S2S B2B: Perfect Peace

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9780312582678
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Daniel Black
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Perfect Peace

The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have. When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidosco. Read more about S2S B2B: Perfect Peace

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Cupid's Café: The books of Lorraine Heath

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Lorraine Heath

When Lorraine Heath received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” She writes for both adult and young adult readers. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Americana historicals. Her novels have been recognized with a RITA, Romance Writers of America’s most prestigious award for excellence; a HOLT medallion award honoring outstanding literary fiction; a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Americana as well as Best British Isle Set Historical; five Texas Gold Awards; the Golden Quill Award; the Rising Star Award; and many other awards and recognitions. Her novels have been selections of the Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.

More information about her writing is available at lorraineheath.com. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Lorraine Heath

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Cupid's Café: The books of Maya Banks

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the pseudonym of Sharon Long, who lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker. A southern girl born and bred, Maya loves life below the Mason Dixon, and more importantly, loves bringing southern characters and settings to life in her stories.

Escaping into the pages of a book is something she’s loved to do since she was a child. Now she crafts her own worlds and characters and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.

Maya loves to hang out with readers and dish books.  More information about her writing is available at mayabanks.com. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Maya Banks

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Cupid's Café: The books of Karen Harper

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Karen Harper

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county.

Her author collection is with The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript Library.  More information about her writing is available at karenharperauthor.com. Read more about Cupid's Café: The books of Karen Harper

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Cupid's Café: Wicked City

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Ace Atkins
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Wicked City

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, “The Wickedest City in America,” but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man.

When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause for just a moment - and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people die, and unexpected heroes emerge - like “a Randolph Scott western,” one of them remarks, “played out not with horses and Winchesters, but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades.”

Peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, both real and fictional, Wicked City is a novel of uncommon intensity, rich with atmosphere, filled with sensuality and surprise. Read more about Cupid's Café: Wicked City

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