Book Clubs

Machiavelli's "The Prince" for August Classic Readers Book Club

Machiavelli

Every fourth Monday of each month we hold our Adult Classic Readers Book Club. This month's selection is Machiavelli's seminal work "The Prince." Discussion starts at 2 PM in the meeting room. Hope to see you there!

Book Club Buzz

stack of booksThe Tomball Library offers a variety of book clubs for those who love discussing what they’ve read. The August books and dates for our book clubs are:

 

Barbara Bush Branch -- Afternoon Book Club

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

Title to be discussed: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Date of meeting: Thursday, Aug. 26, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, August 27, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, wiith the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another. Next selection: Persepolis (a Books on the Bayou selection).

Spring Branch-Memorial--The Page Turners

The Elephant Keeper, Christopher NicholsonTitle to be discussed: The Elephant Keeper. by Christopher Nicholson.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 10, 6:30pm.  Summary: In 18th century England, a young Tom Page begins to care for a pair of elephants.  Through the years he continues his devotion to the animals as they move from master to master.

Katy Branch - Who Dun It @ the Library Mystery Group

Join this lively group of mystery lovers when it meets to discuss Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan on Saturday, August 7 at 10:30am.  The Who Dun It @ the Library Mystery Book Group meets on the first Saturday of each month.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Strangers by Anita BrooknerTitle to be discussed:  Strangers by Anita Brookner.  Date of meeting:  Monday, August 16, 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Wishing to avoid the complications of turning down his cousin's widow's Christmas invitation, reclusive retiree Paul Sturgis sets off from the quietude of his London flat for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Cutting for Stone by Abraham VergheseTitle to be discussed: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. Date of meeting: Thursday, July 22, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, July 23, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: An emotionally riveting multi-cultural family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. August Selection: The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

MFAH Invites Book Clubs to Tour

My Antonia, by Will a CatherThis summer, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Book Club is featurinPalace of Illusions by Chitra DivakaruniMy Antonia by Willa Cather and Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni in conjunction with the exhibitions in their American Art gallery and the Arts of India gallery. Discussion of the books encourages fascinating conversation with and about the artists´ works on view. Local book clubs are invited to read these literary works and make reservations to come to the MFAH for a special tour.

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