Book Clubs

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.

May Activities

May activities are up on the library's event calendar. Check out the many programs and services that are available to you here. Proudly serving the community of Cypress since 1984, Northwest Branch Library strives to provide innovative services, programs, and activities for customers of all ages. If you would like to ask a question about a particular service or program, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, April 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, April 20 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  We will discuss The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel.  This is the true account of Christopher Knight, who so preferred solitude to society, he lived alone in the Maine woods for nearly three decades, sleeping in a tent, and conversing with no one.  How did Knight survive the bitterly cold winters, isolated and undetected, for so long?  And why would he choose this extreme lifestyle in the first place?

This adult program is free and open to the public.  Join us!

      

Graphic Novel Book Club

If you like comics and graphic novels then you won't want to miss out on the book club starting at South Houston Branch Library in April. Tweens ages 8 to 13 are invited to join our Tween Graphic Novel Club, where we will discuss and take part in fun activities related to different Graphic Novel titles. This is a three session program that starts on Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 PM. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 832-927-5530 to sign up.

Mysteries by Way of India

mysteries by way of indiaLooking for more titles similiar to this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club selection, The Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee? Check out our shortlist of Mysteries by Way of India including, books, eBooks, and movies.

I Love a Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00pm, LRNC 131

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Small great thingsTitle to be discussed: Small great things by Jodi Picoult.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 2018.  Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse.  During her shift, she begins a routine checkup on a newborn, but the parents, who are white supremacists, don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery.  Ruth hesitates and, when tragedy strikes, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong.

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, March 16 at 2 pm

In recognition of Women's History Month, and the birthday of Albert Einstein (March 14), Crosby Book Club will discuss The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict.  Einstein met his wife, Mileva Maric, when they were students at the elite Zurich Polytechnic, and they married in 1903.  Many have speculated about Maric's purported contributions to the Theory of Special Relativity.  Has Mileva been denied credit for her ideas?  Written from Maric's perspective, the author "aims to tell the story of a brilliant woman whose light has been lost in Albert's enormous shadow".

The public is invited to attend a discussion on Friday, March 16, at 2 pm in the meeting room.

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