Book Clubs

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Fair playTitle to be discussed: Fair play by Deeanne Gist.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'Fair play' is a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Saddled with a man's name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man's profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice--until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.... He has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home.... Despite their difference of opinion, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them--until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn't left in the slums of Chicago. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream. Will Billy exchange her doctor's shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the "gray city, " a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?"

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, January 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, January 20 at 2 pm to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.  In his novel that scandalized Victorian Britain, Wilde writes, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.  Books are well written, or badly written.  That is all."  Unfortunately, the courts did not agree with this aphorism, using The Picture of  Dorian Gray as evidence to convict the author for crimes of "gross indecency".  What was all the uproar about?  Ask for your copy of the book at the front desk, and find out!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Date of meeting: Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.

Small groups will present a short discussion about each of the six books in the series by Bill O'Reilly:

Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever 
Killing Kennedy: the end of Camelot
Killing Jesus: a history 
Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II’s most audacious general 
Killing Reagan: the violent assault that changed the presidency 
Killing the Rising Sun: how America vanquished World War II Japan 

For help with finding these books, stop by the information desk or call 713-464-1633.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, December 16 @ 2 pm

At Christmas time, we often wax poetic about the people and places in our past.  That's one reason our book club selection is perfect for December.  Written by poet Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales is intended to bring to mind childhood memories, especially those of festive winter holidays.  Please join us on Friday, December 16 at 2 pm, in the meeting room, to discuss this evocative book.

December Events & Courses - Adult Services & Technology Training


 

Adults - December is around the corner! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/j84ok3d

Tuesday Evening Book Club Readers Choice Edition, Tuesday December 13th at 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome.

This months selection will be Readers Choice. Participants are encouraged to re-gift recently read paperbacks that they would recommend to others. 

Participants can also select choices for the 2017 book club monthly picks.

The book club will meet in the Women’s Council of Realtors conference room on the 2nd floor. Please call 281-376-4610 for more information.

 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Dashing through the snowTitle to be discussed: Dashing through the snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are preparing for the first Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it? Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears."

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Hey, Teens!  The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m.  This month’s book is the graphic novel, American Born Chinese by Gene Yang.  We’ll be meeting in the back of the children’s area this month since voting will be taking place in our meeting room.  Plan on a fun discussion and, of course, yummy snacks.

Adult Services & Technology Training Courses This November!

 

Adults - November begins Tuesday! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/jd9tacv

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