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Book Hunters in Brief #127: Alice Through the Looking Glass

A younger, perhaps wiser, me would have been appalled by what Tim Burton et al have done to Lewis Carroll's Alice tales. As it is, I just shrug my shoulders and wonder in which ring of the inferno he'll be wiling away eternity  when I pass by him on my own deeper descent.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

All the light we cannot seeTitle to be discussed: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure."

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.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Graphic Novels

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this month’s graphic novel blogpost features selected works written and/or illustrated by authors of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. 

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.

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