Books

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Spool of blue threadTitle to be discussed: A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler.  Date of meeting: April 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet this Thursday, March 16th at 11:00 AM.  Join them to discuss the book The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th when they will discuss Moving Target by J.A. Jance.

Come to our party to learn and to play and come to enjoy our most Suess-icious day!

Stop by High Meadows Branch Library on Thursday, March 2 at 4:30pm  for our Read Across America celebration of Doctor Seuss’s birthday. Listen to a great Dr. Seuss book, vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss story, and make yourself some slippity-sloop and gloppity-gloop!

March 2 is NEA's Read Across America Day

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The Great SantiniTitle to be discussed: The Great Santini by Pat Conroy.  Date of meeting: March 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers' barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family--in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father's approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel's shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy's own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man."

Dr Seuss Storytime @ Stratford Library - Highlands!

Join us to Read Across America with Dr Seuss!

 

Thursday March 2

11 AM

Read and check out Dr Seuss books and make your own

red and white striped hat!

Read It & Eat It Book Club - Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Wed @ 4:30

Read It & Eat It Book Club-The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lackslacks
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

"Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in-vitro fertilization, and gene mapping."

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/22/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Teen Book Club: The Graveyard Book

Our teen book club debuts on Wednesday, March 15 at 3:00 pm. We hope you’ll join us for conversation and camaraderie as we discuss this month’s selection and decide on future book choices.

This month we’re reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Attend the tale of Nobody “Bod” Owens, who grew up in a graveyard, was raised by ghosts, and comes of age facing *ahem* grave peril. From ghosts to ghouls to attacks from the Jack, join Bod’s arcane adventures. Learn how, in the words of Audrey Niffenegger, “It takes a graveyard to raise a child."

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

 

A Portrait of Harris County in 50 Books: HCPL's Most Checked Out Books of 2016

Here are 2016's most checked out books at Harris County Public Library. Taken together, they paint a pretty good likeness of Harris County. That is to say, if all of you were squeezed into one body, you could do worse than using it as your online dating profile. Here is what the lists say about you: you like a little mystery in your life and are a bit of thrill-seeker; you like to eat, but you're watching your weight; your house, well, frankly, your house could use a little tidying up. Your kids are fond of stories with talking animals, dorks and wimps and they really, really, really like Mo Willems.

Want to know more? Keep reading.

 

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, February 17 @ 2 pm

In recognition of African-American History Month, Crosby Book Club will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  Homegoing begins with two half-sisters in Ghana, one of whom is sold into slavery, while the other becomes the wife of a British slaver. The book follows the women and their descendants on two continents and for over three hundred years of history. 

Please join us on Friday, February 17 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  New members are welcome!

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