All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Thursday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

November 24, 2014
"A Separate Country"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Robert Hicks.

 

November 25, 2014
"In the Blood"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Lisa Unger.

 

November 26, 2014
"The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams.

 

December 3, 2014
"The Expats"
Brown Bag Book Discussion
12:15 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "The Expats" by Chris Pavone.

 

December 4, 2014
"The Ghost Bride"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Yangsze Choo.

 

December 4, 2014
"Bark: Stories"
Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Lorrie Moore.

 

December 4, 2014
Reader's Choice
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

Celebrate the holidays and go home with a new read! Bring a gift-wrapped book from your own collection or purchased for $5 or less, then join us for our 5th Annual Holiday Book Swap. Refreshments will be served.

 

December 8, 2014
"A Christmas Carol"
Book Discussion
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Strafford Branch Library.

By Charles Dickens. Hot cocoa and hot apple cider will be served.

 

December 10, 2014
"And the Mountains Echoed"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Khaled Hosseini.

 

December 10, 2014
"The Moonflower Vine"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Jetta Carleton.

 

December 10, 2014
"The Story of Rose O'Neill: An Autobiography"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Edited by Miriam Formanek-Brunell.

 

December 11, 2014
"Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Robert B. Parker.

 

December 12, 2014
"Oryx and Crake"
Northview Book Club
10:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood.

 

December 16, 2014
"Some Luck"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Jane Smiley.

 

December 17, 2014
"A Discovery of Witches"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at the Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness.

 

December 18, 2014
"Still Life"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Still Life" by Louise Penny.

 

December 23, 2014
"Cold Comfort Farm"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Stella Gibbons.

 

January 7, 2015
"The Bees"
Brown Bag Book Discussion
12:15 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "The Bees" by Laline Paull.

 

January 8, 2015
"Empty Mansions:The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

"Empty Mansions:The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

 

January 8, 2015
"The Martian"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Andy Weir.

 

January 8, 2015
"Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders"
Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Jennifer Finney Boylan.

 

January 8, 2015
"Mudbound"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Hillary Jordan. Refreshments will be served.

 

January 9, 2015
"Room"
Northview Book Club
10:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Room" by Emma Donoghue.

 

January 10, 2015
"A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York" by Liana Finck.

 

January 14, 2015
"Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Tony Horwitz.

 

January 14, 2015
"Lila"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Marilynne Robinson.

 

January 14, 2015
"Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Jane Pauley.

 

January 15, 2015
"Flight Behavior"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver.

 

January 20, 2015
"The Pearl that Broke Its Shell"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Nadia Hashimi.

 

January 22, 2015
"Enemy Women"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles.

 

January 26, 2015
"The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Bruce Levine

 

January 27, 2015
"We Were Liars"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By E. Lockhart.

 

January 28, 2015
"Shadow of Night"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at the Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness.

 

February 4, 2015
"The Maid’s Version"
Brown Bag Book Discussion
12:15 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "The Maid’s Version" by Daniel Woodrell.

 

February 5, 2015
"China Dolls"
Evening Book Discussion
6:00 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Lisa See.

 

February 5, 2015
"The Confabulist"
Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Steven Galloway.

 

February 5, 2015
"The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Rachel Joyce. Refreshments will be served.

 

February 11, 2015
"The Rosie Project"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Graeme Simsion.

 

February 11, 2015
"Elmer Gantry"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Willard Branch Library.

By Sinclair Lewis.

 

February 11, 2015
"Of Mice and Men"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By John Steinbeck.

 

February 12, 2015
"And the Mountains Echoed"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Khaled Hosseini.

 

February 13, 2015
"Wild"
Northview Book Club
10:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed.

 

February 14, 2015
"Kill My Mother"
Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Kill My Mother" by Jules Feiffer.

 

February 17, 2015
"Daughters of Time"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Kaalii Cargill.

 

February 19, 2015
"Cold Comfort Farm"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Cold Comfort Farm," by Stella Gibbons.

 

February 24, 2015
"All the Light We Cannot See"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Anthony Doerr.

 

February 25, 2015
"The Book of Life"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at the Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness.

 

February 26, 2015
"The Aviator's Wife"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin.

 
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