Book Clubs

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Spool of blue threadTitle to be discussed: A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler.  Date of meeting: April 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."

Book Club: Until We Reach Home, by Lynn Austin

A Novel Idea meets again on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:00 am. April's discussion book will be "Until we reach home" by Lynn Austin. Come ready to discuss, talk, share, eat (light refreshments) and get to know others who enjoy reading.

For more information contact Sharon or Monica t 281-590-1456.

Until we reach home by Lynn Austin

 

Teen Book Club: Every Day

Join us as our teen book club continues on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 pm. Discuss the intricacies of the narrative. Share in the interplay of literary minds. Work together to select more great books for next time.

every day by David Levithan

This month we’re reading Every Day by David Levithan.

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet this Thursday, March 16th at 11:00 AM.  Join them to discuss the book The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th when they will discuss Moving Target by J.A. Jance.

All Fiction Book Club meets Monday, March 20th @ 2:00pm

The All Fiction Book Club will discuss Cross Fire by James Patterson.

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

Inspirational Book Club meets on Thursday, March 16th @ 1:00pm

The Inspirational Book Club we will be discussing Dawn's Light by Terry Blackstock.

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they hoard their possessions to survive or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others?

Just Us Bookclub meets March 17th @ 4:00pm

 A new adult book club for readers ages 18-25 will meet at Northwest Branch Library. We will be discussing Confess by Colleen Hoover.

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.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The Great SantiniTitle to be discussed: The Great Santini by Pat Conroy.  Date of meeting: March 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers' barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family--in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father's approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel's shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy's own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man."

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

 

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