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  • Tuesday November 20, 2018
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.

    Summary: Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    It's Elementary - A Book Club
    5:00 PM

    Kids Who Love Books!

    Join us as we discuss the different genres, chapter books and the wide array of Library Resources you find at your Library.

    For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday November 26, 2018
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday December 8, 2018
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    Out of This World 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 Surface Detail by Iain Banks.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Book Club - Extravagant Readers
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber.

    Summary: Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she decides to give it a try and finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday December 11, 2018
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    Book Club - A Page in Time
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor.

    Summary: August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently.

    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 December 13, 2018
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    Book Club - Ebony Moments
    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 One House Over by Mary Monroe.

    Summary: Longing to enjoy life on the wild side without consequences in their 1930s Alabama community, spouses Joyce and Odell forge a secret friendship with a pair of successful bootleggers whose resentment over being marginalized leads to the exposure of Odell's scandalous double life.

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday December 15, 2018
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    Book Club - Heart & Soul
    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 Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday December 17, 2018
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday December 18, 2018
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

    Summary: Leni and her troubled family embark on a new way of life in Alaska’s wilderness in 1974 – hoping this is finally the solution for her troubled, POW father. In Alaska, Leni and her family are tested and when change comes to their small community her father’s anger threatens to explode and divide the town.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    It's Elementary - A Book Club
    5:00 PM

    Kids Who Love Books!

    Join us as we discuss the different genres, chapter books and the wide array of Library Resources you find at your Library.

    For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Thursday December 20, 2018
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    Book Club - Bayside
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Watership Down by Richard Adams.

    Summary: In a constant struggle against oppression, a group of rabbits search for peaceful co-existence. Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

    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 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
    Thursday January 10, 2019
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    Book Club - Ebony Moments
    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 Envy by Victoria Christopher Murray.

    Summary: Gabrielle Wilson has the perfect life: a Beverly Hills mansion, a loving family, and a massively successful PR firm. When her father admits that an affair he had years before resulted in a daughter, Gabrielle is shocked, but is actually happy. Could this be the sister she has been praying for all her life?

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday January 15, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Soul of America: the Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham.

    Summary: While the American story has not always been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday January 19, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Tuesday January 22, 2019
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    It's Elementary - A Book Club
    5:00 PM

    Kids Who Love Books!

    Join us as we discuss the different genres, chapter books and the wide array of Library Resources you find at your Library.

    For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday January 28, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday February 16, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 Dawn by Octavia Butler.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday February 18, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday February 19, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

    Summary: When his former employer goes missing, Gideon Crew, reeling from his terminal diagnosis, pursues the long-awaited translation of the Phaistos Disc, an ancient tablet that could end or save his life.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday March 18, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topics of discussion are Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday March 19, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Unsheltered: a Novel by Barbara Kingsolver.

    Summary: Willa and her college professor husband made all the "right" decisions, yet are nearing retirement holding an empty bag. The rise of the service economy, materialism, middle-class disenfranchisement, a labyrinthine health care system, immigration--even Charles Darwin--all factor into this relevant story about social upheaval and an ever-changing American Dream.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday March 30, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Tuesday April 16, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Calypso by David Sedaris.

    Summary: A latest collection of personal essays by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day shares even more revealing and intimate memories from his upbringing and family life.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday April 27, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 Severance by Ling Ma.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday April 29, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Deliverance by James Dickey.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday May 20, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday May 21, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 French Exit: a Novel by Patrick deWitt.

    Summary: Bankrupted by her infamous litigator husband's tabloid death, a scandal-fearing widow flees New York for Paris, where her deadbeat son and she navigate near-comic self-destructive choices.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday May 25, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 Change Agent by Daniel Suarez.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Tuesday June 18, 2019
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    Book Club - Reader's Choice
    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 Witch Elm: a Novel by Tana French.

    Summary: This standalone novel has all the things readers love about the Dublin Murder Squad books--well developed characters, exquisite plotting, and deep explorations of human nature.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday June 22, 2019
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    Out of This World 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 An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or 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 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday June 24, 2019
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    Book Club - Classics Revisited
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library

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