Books

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will discuss Demian : The Story of Emil Sinclair’s youth, by Hermann Hesse on June 14th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The June selection will be Demian : The story of Emil Sinclair’s youth, Hermann Hesse

 

Summary

In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent--led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian- -into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

Book Hunters in Brief #126: Murder on the Beach

There's something about stories of trouble in paradise that strike a particularly resonant chord with humans--Judaism and Christianity are far from the only religions that begin with a fall from an earthly Eden. Why? Beats me, but its something for us all to ponder this summer as we lay on a beach with a tall frosty one beside us and the sand between our toes. Book Hunters has a few suggestions to fill your beach bag with.

Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner

Book Club, Friday, May 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month on Friday, May 20, at 2 pm, with a discussion of Frangipani, by Celestine Vaite.  This charming book brings to life Tahitian family, culture, and tradition, through a story as light as an island breeze.  Are Tahitian mother-daughter relationships very different from American ones?  Find out by getting to know Frangipani's unforgettable heroine, Materena, and her free-spirited daughter Leilani.    

Atascocita Lunch 'n' Lit: The Wright Brothers on June 9, 1 PM

Join us as we discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCollough on June 9 at 1 PM. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy a few provided treats as we discuss this month's selection.

Origami to Calm You

World's Best Origami by Nick RobinsonThe latest craze in adult coloring books is a great way to slow down, calm yourself, and use your creative side. There's another activity that does the same thing: origami. It's not just for kids. Click here for books to get you started. And be on the lookout for a great book coming this fall: Origami Chic by Sok Song. 

Book Hunters in Brief #125: Books for Friday the 13th

If you are reading this in bed because you refuse to risk even a trip to the kitchen for breakfast on this the unluckiest of days, Book Hunters in Brief has some books to help you while away the hours until the clock gives the all-clear sign at midnight. Of course, finding somebody to cajole into going to the library to check them out for you might be difficult (not to mention ethically questionable).

Kingwood Library's Teen Comic Club

Comic ClubWith the release of Marvel’s new Captain America: Civil War, we have much to discuss at Comic Club! Join us on Thursday, May 12 from 6:30-7:30.

This program is for teens & tweens grades 6-12. Snacks generously provided by the Friends of the Library – Kingwood (FOLK). For more info, contact Ms. Kim, YA Librarian at 281-360-6804 or kwteens@hcpl.net. Get updates texted to your phone by texting @kwteens at 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Book Hunters in Brief #123: Books for Fans of Beyoncé's Lemonade

This week Book Hunters, like nearly everyone else with ears and even the least bit of cultural awareness, were abuzz with talk of Beyonce's Lemonade. So today, we offer a selection of books inspired in one way or another by the album.

Slip on the beats, see what you think.

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

The young adult book club will meet in May after taking a month off.  The book to be discussed is the awesome graphic novel, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.  Stop by the library and pick up your copy at the front desk.  The discussion is sure to be lively!  The group will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all teens.  Hope to see you there!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Boys in the boatTitle to be discussed: The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team."

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