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  • Friday May 1, 2020 - Sunday May 31, 2020
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    A Booklover's View from the Couch

    A MPL Facebook Discussion Group

    Just finished a great book and want to tell someone about it?  Interested in books others are raving about?

    Join MPL's book discussion group "A Booklover's View from the Couch." We will discuss the books we've read, are reading, or we're planning to read next. 

    Join the discussion: facebook.com/groups/672130980018856/.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    A Virtual Book Club

    It's a book club for those who love reading and sharing great books with friends, but don't have the time to join a traditional book club? To participate go to our facebook page.

    We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of May is The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.

    For more information, call Michele at 251-340-8561.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday May 30, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is Raven Tower - by Ann Leckie.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Monday June 1, 2020 - Tuesday June 30, 2020
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    A Virtual Book Club

    It's a book club for those who love reading and sharing great books with friends, but don't have the time to join a traditional book club? To participate go to our facebook page.

    We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of June is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

    For more information, call Michele at 251-340-8561.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday June 9, 2020
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

    This month's topic of discussion is The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell.

    Summary: In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8590.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday June 11, 2020
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

    Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

    This month’s topic of discussion is Across the Way by Mary Monroe.

    Summary: Tensions between the bootlegging Hamiltons and the respectable Watson families in Depression-era Alabama reach a boiling point that leads to lies, deceit and violence, in this finale of the Neighbors series.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 580-7012.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday June 13, 2020
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber.

    Summary: Encouraged by her best friend to start dating again, a Seattle intensive care nurse and empty nester unexpectedly catches the attentions of her injured mother's stoic surgeon.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 580-7144.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday June 16, 2020
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

    This month's topic of discussion is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

    Summary: A tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man's rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family's lavish Philadelphia estate.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday June 18, 2020
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris.

    Summary: A novel based on a true story follows a Russian woman who is forced by a concentration-camp commandant to become his lover and is subsquently sent to Siberia after being found guilty of collaborating with the enemy.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
    Saturday June 27, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is Coldest Girl in Coldtown - by Holly Black.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  

    This month's topic of discussion is Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory.

    For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday June 29, 2020
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Lively Book Discussions

    Topic of discussion is Watership Down by Richard Adams.

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday July 9, 2020
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

    Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

    This month’s topic of discussion is The Business of Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey.

    Summary: While a father struggles to reconnect with his estranged son and spiteful ex, his bodyguard brother is invited by three women escorts to consider a job as a male prostitute.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 580-7012.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday July 11, 2020
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey.

    Summary: Offers a guide for identifying one's purpose and creating a framework for a life that is both successful and meaningful, sharing inspirational quotes by some of today's most influential cultural figures.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 580-7144.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday July 14, 2020
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

    This month's topic of discussion is Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.

    Summary: During England's 17th century civil war, Alinor, a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8590.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday July 16, 2020
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

    Summary: Leaving his wife, Sophie, behind in the Vancouver barracks, U.S. Army Colonel Allen Forrester embarks on an expedition to map the interior of the newly acquired Alaska Territory. As Forrester and his crew venture into the wilderness, encountering danger, hardship, and astounding natural beauty, free-spirited Sophie chafes against the restrictions placed upon military spouses, recording her experiences in her diary.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
    Tuesday July 21, 2020
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

    This month's topic of discussion is Furious Hours by Casey Cep.

    Summary: Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday July 25, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is A Darker Shade of Magic - by V.E. Schwab.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday August 8, 2020
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Paranoid by Lisa Jackson.

    Summary: Struggling with traumatic memories of the shooting accident that ended her half-brother's life 20 years earlier, Rachael prepares for her high-school reunion and begins to doubt her sanity when things in her home start moving by themselves.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 580-7144.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday August 11, 2020
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

    This month's topic of discussion is Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich.

    Summary: Unlikely heroes form unlikely bonds in this poignant and redemptive new novel from Sean Dietrich

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8590.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday August 18, 2020
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

    This month's topic of discussion is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

    Summary: A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.

    Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

    For more information, please call 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday August 22, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is The Thief of Always - by Clive Barker.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday September 19, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday October 17, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

    Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual

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