Book Clubs

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.

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Kingwood Book Group October Discussion

Join the Kingwood Book Group on October 19th as they discuss Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. This book is the 2009 title for Houston’s Books on the Bayou annual program. This program is in its 8th year and seeks to bring together an entire city through reading and discussing the same book.

BOOKS ON THE BAYOU

Their Eyes Were Watching GodThis year’s selection for the Books on the Bayou is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The Books on the Bayou is a community-wide effort designed to encourage reading of the same book at the same time and is meant to inspire reading and thoughtful discussion among Houstonians.

NEW PARANORMAL BOOK CLUB

AUTHOR J R WARDWild about werewolves? Vehement about vampires? Fascinated by fairies?   Just in time for Halloween, Tomball Library is pleased to announce a book club for people passionate about paranormal fiction. The Paranormal Book Club will meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. The first meeting will take place October 12, and we will be reading Dark

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyTitle to be discussed: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Date of meeting: Thursday, Sept. 24, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- BOOKS ON THE BAYOU DISCUSSION

Their Eyes Were Watching GodTitle to be Discussed: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. Date: Saturday, October 31, 1:00pm, Earl Elliott Room. Summary: "Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance."

Barbara Bush Branch Evening Book Club

                 Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday October 13, 7:00pm, Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room (WCR). Title to be discussed Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth. Summary: "In this thriller set in the Middle East of 1914, Somerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing as an archaeologist arrives one day and insinuates himself into Somerville's group." Next Selection: "Movie Night" viewing of a movie based on a book by Kim Edwards. The group will meet in the Earl Elliott Room in November.

"THIS I BELIEVE:" BOOKS ARE A PRIORITY

KUHF-Houston Public Radio (88.7 FM) sponsors a daily five-minute series entitled "This I Believe," a national project designed to engage people to write and record the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. The hallmark of this program is sharing the guiding principles of average citizens...our neighbors, our coworkers and the people with whom we worship. On Friday, August 28, 2009, the entry was submitted by a local Woodlands resident.  Carolyn Boyd is an educator, currently teaching at the John Cooper School. Among her many joys is reading. Carolyn says it's been a life-long pursuit and as she explains in her essay for KUHF's "This I Believe", books will be a priority for her, for the rest of her life.

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