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Masters of Suspense Book Club meets the second Monday of every month. September's meeting will be on the 14th at 6:30 pm and the featured book is Martha Grimes' Vertigo 42.

History Lover's Book Club meets on Friday, Sept 18 at 2 pm. We will be discussing Oscar Hijuelos' Beautiful Maria of My Soul.

Book Clubs

There is still time to join us for an afternoon book club.  On this Thursday, April 9 at 1 pm the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting.  They will be discussing the book Longbourn by Jo Baker.  Immerse yourself a Jane Austin world but from another point of view.  On Wednesday, April 15 at 2 pm the Mystery Book Club will be taking a stab at Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon.  Be sure to bring a dessert to share.  Come by the library and pick up one of these books and join in one or both of these fun groups.

Book Gift Ideas from our Book Clubs

In case you’re looking for gift ideas, here are the favorite books read by various book clubs this year!
From the Inspirational Book Club:
Favorite inspirational romance: Take a Chance on me by Susan May Warren, from the Christiansen Family series.

Afternoon Book Club

Afternoon Book Club
Come and join one of the two sessions of the afternoon book club to discuss The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline!

Sessions are:
Thursday, Nov. 20 at 1:30  in the Earl Elliot Room
Friday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 in the upstairs conference room
See you there!

cover of the orphan train


A Great Book and Beautiful Art

Join us as The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club reads Loteria by Mario Alberto Zamrano. It’s a lyrical, wonderful novel about a young girl, Luz Maria Castillo. Her family is falling apart and she copes by looking at her deck of Loteria cards. Each card reminds her of family memories and through these we learn the story of her family. Loteria refers to a Mexican card game and each chapter has a beautiful picture of one of the cards.  The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club is a collaborative effort of the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. Three times a year, the group reads a book that relates to the current exhibit at the museum and then meets to discuss it and view the exhibit. The meeting for Loteria will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 at the Pearl Finch Museum. For more information, call Clara Maynard at the library. 

cover of Loteria



Spin a Yarn

Want to have a ball and discuss string theory?  Then come to "Spin a Yarn" at Baldwin Boettcher where our Books and Hook Club meet.  Bring your needlework and join the discussion.  We crochet, quilt, knit, cross-stitch, string beads and talk about anything.  So join the fun every Wednesday at 2 pm and/or 6 pm.

June Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in June:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. July’s selection is Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

May Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Benediction by Kent Haruf
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Odd Thomas by Stephen Koontz
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): The Reunion by Dan Walsh
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill

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