Book Clubs

Teen Book Club: The Graveyard Book

Our teen book club debuts on Wednesday, March 15 at 3:00 pm. We hope you’ll join us for conversation and camaraderie as we discuss this month’s selection and decide on future book choices.

This month we’re reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Attend the tale of Nobody “Bod” Owens, who grew up in a graveyard, was raised by ghosts, and comes of age facing *ahem* grave peril. From ghosts to ghouls to attacks from the Jack, join Bod’s arcane adventures. Learn how, in the words of Audrey Niffenegger, “It takes a graveyard to raise a child."

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

 

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, February 17 @ 2 pm

In recognition of African-American History Month, Crosby Book Club will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  Homegoing begins with two half-sisters in Ghana, one of whom is sold into slavery, while the other becomes the wife of a British slaver. The book follows the women and their descendants on two continents and for over three hundred years of history. 

Please join us on Friday, February 17 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  New members are welcome!

All Fiction Book Club meets on 2/20/2017 @ 2:00pm

This months selection is The Burning Room by Michael Connelly.

Synopsis

In the LAPD's open-unsolved unit, not many murder victims die t a decade after the crime. When a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise. 

Adventurous Bookworms Book Club meets on 2/17/2017 @ 4:00pm

This month's selection is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

Synopsis

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

The Secret Keeper

 The “A Novel Idea” book club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. On March 8 join us for discussion of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Come join our reading rendezvous.

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

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

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