Book Clubs

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.

March Book Clubs

The Northwest Branch Library has several active book clubs that meet regularly each month. If you would like to participate, consider joining one (or all) of the clubs. Fellowship and fun for all. If you have any questions related to the book clubs, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net and a staff member will assist you. This months meeting times and selections are:

Inspirational Book Club meets on March 15th at 2:00pm. This months selection is Brink of Chaos by Tim LaHaye. Corruption in high government offices threatens to block the election of a worthy presidential candidate as Joshua Jordan and his family fight seemingly impossible odds to clear his name and protect the autonomy of the nation of Israel.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

People of the BookTitle to be discussed: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  Date of meeting: March 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up."

February Book & Bite Club at Serene Beans

Join us for a book discussion and coffee at Serene Beans
Date:  Feb 22, 2018
Location:  1933 East Ave. Katy Tx 77493
Time:  12:30 - 2:00 pm

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, February 16 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, February 16 at 2 pm.  Join us in the meeting room as we celebrate African American History Month by discussing Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Written as a letter from father to son, Between the World and Me is a brutally honest look at racism in America, past and present.  According to one reviewer, "...on occasion memoir transcends itself, and is able to speak to something much larger than one person's life with an authority that nothing else can."  Coates' book is the 2015 Nonfiction National Book Award Winner.  

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Wright brothersTitle to be discussed: The Wright brothers by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world."

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, January 19 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet at 2 pm on Friday, January 19, to discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney.  Set in Manhattan in 1984, the book's main character, 85 year old Ms. Boxfish, recalls her long and extraordinary life, which spans from the Jazz Age to the birth of hip-hop, as she walks about her beloved city on New Year's Eve.

This program is for adults.  New members are welcome!

Teens: Online Book Club

Dr. Strange Superpowers through reading
 
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Schedule booked up, but you'd like to share about a great read?  Want to learn about some books before you have to read it for school?  Join the Atascocita Teens online book club.  We read 10 books a year.  Tell your thoughts about a book, help out your friends in finding a good read, and find that next great read for yourself.

The online book club is through Goodreads and will require a Goodreads account.  Request joining here: Atascocita Teens Read

 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

NightingaleTitle to be discussed: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Date of meeting, January 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "France, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France... but invade they do. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. She meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life to save others. 'The Nightingale' tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in war-torn France; a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women."

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown

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