Book Clubs

The Page Turners

Spy ChristmasTitle to be discussed: The spy who came for Christmas by David Morrell.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "As holiday celebrations take place in Santa Fe, Agent Paul Kagan is on the run with a baby the Russian mafia wants to destroy and turns to a mother and her young son for help during a violent night where they all must work together to keep the child safe from harm."

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, November 16 @ 2 pm

In recognition of National Aviation History Month, Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 16 at 2 pm to discuss The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.  How did two young men growing up in a house with no running water,  electricity, or money, and who never even earned high school diplomas manage to become the first to fly?  McCullough deftly tells the full story of the bicycle shop craftsmen from Dayton Ohio, whose genius and perserverance made it possible for them to dramatically change the course of history.  

Adults - Mon. 11/12 - Freeman Mystery Book Group Featuring Peter Spiegelman

 

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is a gathering of mystery book enthusiasts. No registration is required. A new author is chosen each month.

For the November meeting, we will discuss mysteries by author Peter Spiegelman. Read any of his books and come share your thoughts or just tell us what mysteries you've been reading! Check the library catalog to request items or contact the library for assistance.

The Friends of Freeman Library support the Freeman Mystery Book Group. 

Adults - Please Join Us Monday, 11/19 @ 7 PM For Our NEW Book Club --> Freeman Page Turners

 

Our 1st Book Discussion will be on: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. When the mother of a teen gymnastics prodigy probes into a murder investigation, she uncovers unpleasant truths. Join us for a discussion of a story that explores the dark side of relentless ambition.

*Pick up a copy of the book behind the Adult Reference Desk.

The Freeman Page Turners Book Club is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Book Club Meets Friday, October 19 at 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm to discuss this year's Gulf Coast Reads selection: Bluebird, Bluebird by native Houstonian Attica Locke.  Set in rural east Texas, Locke's story about the intersection of race and justice is both suspenseful and timely.

The Gulf Coast Reads initiative encourages communities to share discussion about Bluebird, Bluebird.  To add historical context to the reading experience, click here to view an online exhibit of photos related to this year's Gulf Coast Reads title.

The Page Turners

Born a crimeTitle to be discussed: Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Summary: "One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives."

Teen Book Club--Fruits Basket #1

Fruits BasketCome discuss some “good reads” with fellow teens at the library while you eat pizza!

This month we will be reading the manga Fruits Basket #1.

Date: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 4-5 PM

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Road)

Grades 6-12

No registration required!

Book Club Meets Friday, September 21 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 21 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.  This is the true story of what went wrong in May 2001, when 26 men attempted to cross into southern Arirzona via the historic El Camino del Diablo, a road through the remote and dangerous Sonoran Desert.  Though not a book about solutions, Urrea's investigative report covers all sides of the complicated issues surrounding immigration and our porous border with Mexico.    

New members are welcome to join us in the meeting room!

The Page Turners

Please look after momTitle to be discussed: Please look after mom by Kyung-Sook Shin.  Date of meeting: October 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The book follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy."

The Page Turners

WonderTitle to be discussed: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Summary: "Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student."

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