Book Clubs

MFAH ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO BOOK CLUBS

Private Lives of the ImpressionistsLydia Cassatt Reading the Morning paperThe Museum of Fine Arts has launched a new online book club to provide established book clubs with new ways to link literature to art at the museum.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

December 6Title to be discussed:  December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith.  Date of meeting:  Monday, December 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, "December 6" explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism -- a prism held by the unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles. Raised by missionary parents, Harry should be as American as apple pie.

Pen and Paintbrush Book Club

The Marble Faun, by Hawthorne

Title to be discussed: Marble Faun, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, December 9, 1:30pm, in the Northgate Forest Conference Room, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts (next door to the Barbara Bush Library). [NOTE: This is a date change from that originally announced.]

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.

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