Book Clubs

Spring Branch-Memorial Library: The Page Turners

Tea girlTitle to be discussed: The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.  Date of meeting: May 8, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. Then one day a stranger arrives in the village. Li-yan translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city."

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.

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.  

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