Book Clubs

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."

Book Club Meets Friday, August 17 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, August 17 at 2 pm to discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  Written by Mitch Albom, this is the story of the greatest guitar player in the world.  Presto's life journey intersects with some of the most celebrated musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's  The narrator claims, "All humans are musical.  Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"  Do you agree? 

The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: August 14, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

The Page Turners

operation mincemeatTitle to be discussed: Operation Mincemeat: how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Summary: From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful and strangest deception of World War II.  Unveiling never-before-released material, Ben Macintyre weaves the near-impossible feats of intelligence officers and spies into a riveting adventure that not only saved thousands of lives but paved the way for a pivotal battle in Sicily and, ultimately, Allied success in the war.

Book Club Meets Friday, June 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, June 15, at 2 pm to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.  Published posthumously, Haruf's last novel is the story of two lonely septuagenarians and their tender, late in life love.  Our Souls at Night quietly considers the value of living in the present and appreciating the simple pleasures in life.

See the movie adaptation of the book, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, on Netflix.

The Page Turners--Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Calling me  homeTitle to be discussed: Calling me home by Julie Kibler.  Date of meeting: June 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister wants her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis, a black single mom, to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas to a funeral in Cincinnati. Dorrie agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love might help Dorrie find her own way."

A Novel Idea: JUNE BOOK REVEAL! @High Meadows Branch Library

june book clubWe are happy to reveal that our June Book Club selection is Shari Lapeña’s The Couple Next Door.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all-a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. One hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents, but the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Conti's house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family-a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness.

May Activities

May activities are up on the library's event calendar. Check out the many programs and services that are available to you here. Proudly serving the community of Cypress since 1984, Northwest Branch Library strives to provide innovative services, programs, and activities for customers of all ages. If you would like to ask a question about a particular service or program, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

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