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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!

All Fiction Book Club meets on 2/20/2017 @ 2:00pm

This months selection is The Burning Room by Michael Connelly.

Synopsis

In the LAPD's open-unsolved unit, not many murder victims die t a decade after the crime. When a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise. 

Adventurous Bookworms Book Club meets on 2/17/2017 @ 4:00pm

This month's selection is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

Synopsis

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Blinded by Transit Maps

Transit Maps of the World by Mark OvendenThis one falls under the category of "surprisingly mesmerizing". Who knew transit maps from cities around the world could be so fascinating? It's a little bit of geography mixed with a dash of history. And I'm hooked! Check out Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden.

The Secret Keeper

 The “A Novel Idea” book club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. On March 8 join us for discussion of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Come join our reading rendezvous.

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

ALA Announces Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced its 2017 Youth Media Awards this morning. Here is a short selection of the winners. You can see the full list at ALA's website.

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