Book Clubs

What Kind of Reader Are You?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books?  Are you looking for a group of people who love books just as much as you do?  The Maud Marks Library has book clubs for any taste and schedule.  We host 3 book clubs monthly and always love to discuss books with a willing customer.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Travels with CharleyTitle to be discussed: Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck. Date of meeting: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Nov. 20, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Almost fifty years ago, Steinbeck hit the highways in a custom-built camper with his French poodle, Charley, and traveled the country exploring small-town, back-roads Americana.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Firefly LaneTitle to be discussed:  Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.  Date of meeting:  Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  "In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all -- beauty, brains, ambition.

How the Library Does Lunch

 What's better than a good book or lunch with friends?  How about a good book AND lunch with friends!  At the Maud Marks Library we have always been big on food and books, so we decided to combine them and come up with our newest type of program, a lunch time edible book club.  Once a month we will read a book (not a cookbook) that contains recipes.  Then we'll discuss it as we eat food inspired by that book.  On Thursday, October 22 at 1 PM, we will be discussing Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag.  It is a tale of two women who ran a little southern cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama during the thirties. 

They offered good barbecue, good coffee, love and a little more back in the day.  Join us as we discuss this book over a lunch of fried green tomatoes, cornbread, pork chops & gravy, black-eyed peas, and more! Good food, great conversation,what more could anyone ask for?!

Books on the Bayou 2009 - Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching GodTheir Eyes Were Watching GodThe 2009 Books on the Bayou Selection is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Books on the Bayou runs from October 1 throuch October 31.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Olive KitteridgeTitle to be discussed: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Date of meeting: Thursday, Oct. 22, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room; repeated Friday, Oct. 23, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Mystery Book Club

Title to be discussed:  Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton. Date of Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, at 2 PM. Summary: To claim her inheritance, Lori Shepherd must first travel to England and unravel a mystery hidden in the estate of her deceased Aunt Dimity. This cozy, gentle read is the first in the author's Aunt Dimity series and is a delightful blend of mystery and ghost story. 

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Stories of Eva LunaTitle to be discussed:  The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende. Date of meeting: Monday, October 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: The title character tells a new story to her lover each night in this mesmerizing collection by the acclaimed Chilean author.

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