Book Clubs

Teen Book Club--Fruits Basket #1

Fruits BasketCome discuss some “good reads” with fellow teens at the library while you eat pizza!

This month we will be reading the manga Fruits Basket #1.

Date: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 4-5 PM

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Road)

Grades 6-12

No registration required!

The Page Turners

Please look after momTitle to be discussed: Please look after mom by Kyung-Sook Shin.  Date of meeting: October 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The book follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy."

Book Club Meets Friday, September 21 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 21 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.  This is the true story of what went wrong in May 2001, when 26 men attempted to cross into southern Arirzona via the historic El Camino del Diablo, a road through the remote and dangerous Sonoran Desert.  Though not a book about solutions, Urrea's investigative report covers all sides of the complicated issues surrounding immigration and our porous border with Mexico.    

New members are welcome to join us in the meeting room!

The Page Turners

WonderTitle to be discussed: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Summary: "Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student."

Book Club Meets Friday, August 17 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, August 17 at 2 pm to discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  Written by Mitch Albom, this is the story of the greatest guitar player in the world.  Presto's life journey intersects with some of the most celebrated musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's  The narrator claims, "All humans are musical.  Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"  Do you agree? 

The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: August 14, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

The Page Turners

operation mincemeatTitle to be discussed: Operation Mincemeat: how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Summary: From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful and strangest deception of World War II.  Unveiling never-before-released material, Ben Macintyre weaves the near-impossible feats of intelligence officers and spies into a riveting adventure that not only saved thousands of lives but paved the way for a pivotal battle in Sicily and, ultimately, Allied success in the war.

Book Club Meets Friday, June 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, June 15, at 2 pm to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.  Published posthumously, Haruf's last novel is the story of two lonely septuagenarians and their tender, late in life love.  Our Souls at Night quietly considers the value of living in the present and appreciating the simple pleasures in life.

See the movie adaptation of the book, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, on Netflix.

A Novel Idea: JUNE BOOK REVEAL! @High Meadows Branch Library

june book clubWe are happy to reveal that our June Book Club selection is Shari Lapeña’s The Couple Next Door.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all-a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. One hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents, but the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Conti's house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family-a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness.

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