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Coffee, Cake and Conversation

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Ernest Cline
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Ready Player One
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Gurley Girls Book Club

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Maria Semple
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Book discussion on Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club

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Gurley Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Yona Zeldis McDonough and Nancy Harrison
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Who Was Harriet Tubman?

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Gurley MUST READ Book Club

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Julie Kagawa
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Iron King

Book discussion on Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Read more about Gurley MUST READ Book Club

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Knitting Between the Lines: Someone Else's Love Story

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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9780062105660
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Author: 
Joshylin Jackson
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Someone Else's Love Story

Join us at the Bailey Cove Library for a fun and entirely casual hour of knitting and conversation. We will meet each month on the 2nd Thurs at noon as a “lunch bunch” group. Bring your lunch, your knitting or crochet, and your sense of humor! Knitting needles, yarn, and encouragement will be provided for beginners. This month, we will discuss "Someone Else's Love Story" by Joshylin Jackson. You may place a hold on the book by following this link: http://catalog.hmcpl.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=253370&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20someone%2Belse's%2Blove%2Bstory%20jackson Read more about Knitting Between the Lines: Someone Else's Love Story

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*Rescheduled* Saved by the Bell Jar: The Awakening & The Yellow Wallpaper

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
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1593081138
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Kate Chopin
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The Awakening

This month we have two selections:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin-A novel set in New Orleans and the Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century. The story centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the South. 
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman-Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman recuperating from a "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency." 
For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org.  We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. Read more about *Rescheduled* Saved by the Bell Jar: The Awakening & The Yellow Wallpaper

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Great Beginnings Book Club

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Join Middle Schoolers as they read the first of series at our Monrovia library Great Beginnings book club.  For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org. Read more about Great Beginnings Book Club

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Great Beginnings Book Club - School of Fear

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Gitty Danishvari
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School of Fear

For the first time--maybe ever--Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison are not looking forward to the start of summer, and three little words are to blame: School of Fear. In what they're sure will be the longest and most terrifying six weeks of their lives, the foursome must face their phobias head-on as students of the exclusive and elusive school. There's no homework or exams. But if they don't conquer their fears by the end of the summer, they'll find out just how frightening failing can be. 

Join Middle Schoolers as they read the first of series at our Monrovia library Great Beginnings book club.  For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

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Teen Toss Up - Divergent Party!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Get together to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the popular Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. We'll play games, eat snacks and even make crafts inspired by the books/films.

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Literary Giants: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.
Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American." Read more about Literary Giants: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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