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Goldengrove

GoldengroveGoldengrove, by Francine Prose, explores family relationships and how death can change roles and identities abruptly.  Twelve-year-old Nico loves and admires Margaret, her talented and charismatic older sister, and is satisfied hanging back and playing a secondary role while Margaret shines.  This is Nico’s place in their family and around everyone the...

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The NamesakeTitle to be discussed:  The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Time of meeting:  Monday, May 7, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans.  On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  ...

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Empire Falls by Richard RussoTitle to be discussed: Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Time of meeting: Monday, April 2, 2012, at 6:30pm. Summary:  With this novel, Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America's most compelling and compassionate storytellers. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for twenty years, a job that cost him his college educa...

The Voice of Audio

The Broker by John GrishamHave you ever given up on an audio book because you didn’t like the voice of the reader?  Or have you listened to one of an author’s books in audio format and loved it, but then found when you tried to read another book by that author, that you just couldn’t get into it?  The quality of the reader’s voice is comparable to a writer’s style –- hard to define, very personal in its ability to draw you in (or not), and one of the things that makes recommending a book to another person less than the pure science we’d like it to be....

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Short Stories of F. Scott FitzgeraldTitle to be discussed: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (and any other Fitzgerald stories you want to read!) Time of meeting: Monday, March 5, at 6:30 pm. Summary: In his s...

Chess Club!

White Queen Chess Piece

Calling chess players of all ages!  Chess Club is starting up again at the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  Whether you're just learning or you're a master at the game, join us on the 2nd Monday of every month, starting in February for an evening of strategy and fun!  Questions?  Contact Ms. Leanne at the Baldwin Boettcher Library.

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There's More Than One Way to Tell a Story...

Movie & PopcornEver love a book, but can’t stand the movie?  Or maybe it’s the other way around?  Then come to the Baldwin Boettcher Library for a new type of book club for teens and tweens!  Starting in February, we will host a new type of book club for teens and tweens, where we will watch a movie, and discuss the movie and the book that inspired it.  Is one better than the other?  Why?  Come to the Baldwin Boettcher Library to find out!

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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassJoin us for this Black History Month book club reading.  Title to be discussed:  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass.  Time of meeting:  Monday, February 6, 2012, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  "I was...

New Audio TItles

Then Again by Diane KeatonLooking for something new to listen to?  You can always find our recently cataloged CDs on the New Titles page -- there's a link in the Menu section to the left and another link at the very top of the page.  These lists are updated each month and are a great way to find the newest arrivals to the HCPL collection.  While some, like Diane Keaton's autobio...

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Pursuit of HappynessTitle to be discussed:  The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner.  Date of meeting: Monday, January 9, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  This is the astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall St...

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