Book Clubs

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, February 16 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, February 16 at 2 pm.  Join us in the meeting room as we celebrate African American History Month by discussing Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Written as a letter from father to son, Between the World and Me is a brutally honest look at racism in America, past and present.  According to one reviewer, "...on occasion memoir transcends itself, and is able to speak to something much larger than one person's life with an authority that nothing else can."  Coates' book is the 2015 Nonfiction National Book Award Winner.  

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Wright brothersTitle to be discussed: The Wright brothers by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world."

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, January 19 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet at 2 pm on Friday, January 19, to discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney.  Set in Manhattan in 1984, the book's main character, 85 year old Ms. Boxfish, recalls her long and extraordinary life, which spans from the Jazz Age to the birth of hip-hop, as she walks about her beloved city on New Year's Eve.

This program is for adults.  New members are welcome!

Teens: Online Book Club

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Schedule booked up, but you'd like to share about a great read?  Want to learn about some books before you have to read it for school?  Join the Atascocita Teens online book club.  We read 10 books a year.  Tell your thoughts about a book, help out your friends in finding a good read, and find that next great read for yourself.

The online book club is through Goodreads and will require a Goodreads account.  Request joining here: Atascocita Teens Read

 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

NightingaleTitle to be discussed: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Date of meeting, January 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "France, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France... but invade they do. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. She meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life to save others. 'The Nightingale' tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in war-torn France; a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women."

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown

Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, December 15 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, December 15 at 2 pm to discuss The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan.  The Big Burn, or the Great Fire of 1910, is believed to be the largest single fire in recorded U S history, destroying more than 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  In addition to the story of the fire, Egan chronicles President Theodore Roosevelt's struggle to protect the nation's shrinking wilderness for future generations, and the early years of the U S Forestry Service.  The Big Burn is a historical account whose lessons are applicable to contemporary political issues.

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk.

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown.

Cakewalk is a novel set in 1920 in a small town.  The Mason Dixon line, consisting of the Southern half of Maryland and Northern part of Pennsylvania.  The main characters (Hunsenmeir’s sisters) of this novel were inspired by Brown's sister and mother.  The sisters involve themselves in dancing, drinking, and so much more!  To read more about their involvement and other circle of friends, read the book with us and join us at our book club!

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk Front CoverCakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown.

We have copies of the book for check-out at the Circulation desk.  Food and refreshments will be provided!  We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please contact Suzie at 281-391-3509 or email at kt@hcpl.net.

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