Book Clubs

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.

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."

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.

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

 

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, February 17 @ 2 pm

In recognition of African-American History Month, Crosby Book Club will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  Homegoing begins with two half-sisters in Ghana, one of whom is sold into slavery, while the other becomes the wife of a British slaver. The book follows the women and their descendants on two continents and for over three hundred years of history. 

Please join us on Friday, February 17 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  New members are welcome!

The Secret Keeper

 The “A Novel Idea” book club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. On March 8 join us for discussion of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Come join our reading rendezvous.

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Fair playTitle to be discussed: Fair play by Deeanne Gist.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'Fair play' is a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Saddled with a man's name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man's profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice--until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.... He has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home.... Despite their difference of opinion, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them--until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn't left in the slums of Chicago. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream. Will Billy exchange her doctor's shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the "gray city, " a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?"

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, January 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, January 20 at 2 pm to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.  In his novel that scandalized Victorian Britain, Wilde writes, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.  Books are well written, or badly written.  That is all."  Unfortunately, the courts did not agree with this aphorism, using The Picture of  Dorian Gray as evidence to convict the author for crimes of "gross indecency".  What was all the uproar about?  Ask for your copy of the book at the front desk, and find out!

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