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  • Saturday October 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 All Systems Red by Martha Wells.

    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: West Regional Library
    Saturday October 26, 2019
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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 Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond by Warrick Dunn.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday October 28, 2019
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday November 9, 2019
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

    Summary: When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.

    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 November 12, 2019
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley.

    Summary: It's 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother's death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests.

    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 November 14, 2019
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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 Accidental Mistress by Aya DeLeon.

    Summary: Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Stunning Lily arrives undocumented in New York and makes her way as a stripper. But Harvard-educated Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiancâe... Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul's mistress.

    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 November 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 The Story of Your Life - Novella by Ted Chiang.

    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: West Regional Library
    Tuesday November 19, 2019
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    Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Becoming by Michelle Obama.

    Summary: An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

    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 November 21, 2019
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

    Summary: A story told from five different points of view, chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps.

    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
    Monday November 25, 2019
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday December 10, 2019
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is House of Gold by Natasha Solomons.

    Summary: The outbreak of World War I forces a headstrong Austrian heiress to choose between the family she built and the family she left behind.

    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 12, 2019
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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 Remembrance by Mary Monroe.

    Summary: Volunteering at a soup kitchen during the Christmas season to navigate midlife doubts, a family woman finds unexpected comfort in a relationship with a homeless man.

    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 December 14, 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 Fire Watch - Novelette by Connie Willis.

    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.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Remembrance by Mary Monroe.

    Summary: Volunteering at a soup kitchen during the Christmas season to navigate midlife doubts, a family woman finds unexpected comfort in a relationship with a homeless man.

    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 December 17, 2019
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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 Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye.

    Summary: Fleeing to 1921 Oregon, Alice takes refuge in the city's only black hotel and helps new friends search for a missing child, hide from KKK violence and navigate painful secrets.

    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 December 28, 2019
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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 Next Level Thinking by Joel Osteen.

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

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

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Charlotte's Web by E. B. White.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library

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