Books on the Bayou

Books on the Bayou 2010 - Persepolis

Books on the Bayou brings together people in Houston & the surrounding areas to read and discuss the same book with activities sponsored all across the community in libraries, bookstores, churches, schools, community centers and more.

Books on the Bayou: Persepolis

PersepolisBooks on the Bayou, an annual community-wide event, will be discussing the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Please join us for a screening of the film (rated PG-13), followed by a discussion of both the film and the graphic novel. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm.

For more information, please call the Library at 832-559-4200.


PersepolisTitle to be discussed: Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. Date of meeting: Thursday, Sept. 23, 1:30pm, Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Sept. 24, 2:30pm, Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: This memoir, told in graphic novel format, tells the story of Satrapi's childhood in Iran, from carefree pre-revolutionary days, to the departure of the Shah and the takeover of the Islamic fundamentalists. This is the 2010 Books on the Bayou selection being read and discussed all across Harris County.

Upcoming Selection: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Books on the Bayou Movie Event!

 As October nears its end, Books on the Bayou is also winding down. This year’s pick is by Zora Neale Hurston. We will be watching the movie adaption of this book on Saturday, October 31st at 1:30 PM.


Their Eyes Were Watching GodThis year’s selection for the Books on the Bayou is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The Books on the Bayou is a community-wide effort designed to encourage reading of the same book at the same time and is meant to inspire reading and thoughtful discussion among Houstonians.


Their Eyes Were Watching GodTitle to be Discussed: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. Date: Saturday, October 31, 1:00pm, Earl Elliott Room. Summary: "Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance."

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