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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Nectar in a SieveTitle to be discussed: Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya. Date of meeting: Monday, May 10, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed: La Atrevida: el ultimo capitulo de la historia de Gloria Trevi y el escandalo que fascino al mundo by Christopher McDougall, translated by Ana del Corral. Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 PM.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

A Fine Dark LineTitle to be discussed: A Fine Dark Line by Joe R. Lansdale. Date of meeting: Monday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: The time is the summer of 1958, the place is Dewmont, Texas. For blissfully ignorant thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of an old trove of passionate yet troubled love letters that lead him to a long-ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed:  Delirio by Laura Restrepo.  Date of meeting:  Tuesday, March 23, at 6 PM.  Summary:  Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone crazy. Having no idea what could have happened during his absence, and hoping to help her overcome this crisis, he begins to investigate, what he discovers are deep and disturbing facts hidden in the past of the woman he loves. Delirio is a story of love and madness, mysteries and secrets in the midst of the breakdown of Colombian society. The author shows an uncommon narrative energy, in which the suspense is held until a hopeful end that closes a beautiful novel. Wonderfully constructed, magnificently narrated and brilliantly developed.

A Taste of Africa

Map of AfricaDon't miss our Black History Month program this Monday, February 22, at 6:00 PM, in the Baldwin Boettcher Library meeting room.  We'll be hosting local chef Dee Ekemode as she presents a sampling of traditional cuisine from Africa.  You can register here online or call the library at 281-821-1320. 

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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

If You Could See Me NowTitle to be discussed: If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern. Date of meeting: Monday, March 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: In her third novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern introduces us to two sisters at odds with each other. Elizabeth's life is an organized mess. The organized part is all due to her own efforts.

Dark Chocolate, Red Heart

heartsIf you’re a chocoholic like me, then you may be as thrilled as I am to see the recent research about the supposed health benefits of dark chocolate, and particularly its heart-healthy attributes. Talk about good news! And there’s such an array of choices now –- so much chocolate, so little time! So if you are curious about some of these delicious-looking chocolate bars you see in the stores, please join us this Monday, February 8, at 5 PM, for our combo Hearts and Chocolate party and Valentine craft.

February Movies Celebrate Black History Month

Measure of a ManBaldwin Boettcher's Classic Cinema Club will screen four movies in the month of February, all showcasing the talents of the legendary Sidney Poitier, and produced during the years 1955 to 1966.  For title information, please call the library at 281-821-1320. This special film series celebrates Black History Month.  For more activities at Baldwin Boettcher and other locations, please search the events calendars.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- El Club De Literatura Hispana

Un grito desesperadoTitle to be discussed: Un grito desesperado by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez. Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 PM. This is a bilingual book club.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

BelovedTitle to be discussed: Beloved by Toni Morrison. Date of meeting: Monday, February 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.

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