Book Clubs

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Hey, Teens!  The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m.  This month’s book is the graphic novel, American Born Chinese by Gene Yang.  We’ll be meeting in the back of the children’s area this month since voting will be taking place in our meeting room.  Plan on a fun discussion and, of course, yummy snacks.

Adult Services & Technology Training Courses This November!

 

Adults - November begins Tuesday! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/jd9tacv

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Our souls at nightTitle to be discussed: Our souls at night by Kent Haruf.  Date of meeting: November 8, 6:30 pm. Summary: In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades. Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making "Our souls at night" the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to American literature.

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will discuss Redeployment by Phil Klay on November 8th @ 7:00pm.

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The selection for November will be Redeployment by Phil Klay 

Summary

Join Us for Freeman Nonfiction Book Club Next Monday!

Adults - Our 1st Meeting of the Freeman Nonfiction Book Club is Monday, 10/24 @ 7 PM in the upstairs Conference Room. Nonfiction Book Club has no specifically assigned book but rather an assigned subject. Each attendee is asked to come prepared to discuss at least one book related to that month's subject. This month, we'll talk about Pre-1900 Biographies (Biographies of people who lived before 1900.) Program supported by Friends of Freeman.

Great Books Discussion Group Talks about Gulf Coast Reads Book This Thursday!

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

All Around Fiction Book Club will discuss The Train to Crystal City

The All Around Fiction Book Club will discuss the 2016 Gulf Coast Reads selection, The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell on Monday October 17th at 2:00 pm. 

During World War II, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during the war, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." Hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City were exchanged for other more ostensibly important Americans--diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, and missionaries--behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany.

SPANISH BOOK CLUB/CLUB DE LIBROS HISPANOS

The Spanish Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  This bestselling thriller has been made into a movie to be released on October 7.
Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reúna con nosotros para converser sobre un libro: La Chica del Tren - Paula Hawkins.
The Spanish Book Club meets the first Wednesday every month at 6:00 p.m.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

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