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  • Thursday October 19, 2017
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

    Summary: It is 1936. America has just elected Berzelius Windrip to the presidency-and his fascist policies turn the U.S. into a totalitarian state.

    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
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    Saturday October 28, 2017
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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 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.

    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.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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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 The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Monday October 30, 2017
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Dracula by Bram Stoker.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday November 4, 2017
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

    Summary: On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy.

    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
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    Thursday November 9, 2017
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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 Seeking Sarah by Reshonda Tate Billingsley.

    Summary: From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Tuesday November 14, 2017
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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 News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

    Summary: In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

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

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday November 16, 2017
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

    Summary: The fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-to-do British couple seeking to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday are joined when the couple decide to stray beyond the walls of their holiday resort on a Nigerian beach.

    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
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    Tuesday November 21, 2017
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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 Moonglow: a Novel by Michael Chabon.

    Summary: A grandson sits by his dying grandfather’s bedside as his grandfather slowly reveals the light and shadows of a marriage and of a family that kept secrets as a way of 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 Branch
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    Monday November 27, 2017
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Godfather by MArio Puzo.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday December 2, 2017
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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 Dear Mary: Lessons from the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by Sarah Jakes.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday December 9, 2017
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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 Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey.

    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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    Tuesday December 12, 2017
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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 Belgravia by Julian Fellowes.

    Summary: Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is people by a rich cast of characters.

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

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday December 14, 2017
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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 One I've Waited For by Mary B. Morrison.

    Summary: Mercedes resolves to hold onto her hard-won life when the man she married for security begins to fall in love with a manipulative mistress, while her television star sister, Devereaux, is shattered by revelations about her fiancé.

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday December 16, 2017
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson.

    Summary: Two unlikely travel companions take it upon themselves to spread Christmas joy across the country along Route 66 in an extremely festive decorated RV.

    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
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    Monday December 18, 2017
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday December 19, 2017
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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 Lost City of the Monkey God: a True Story by Douglas Preston.

    Summary: The co-author of the FBI Agent Pendergast series presents a high-suspense account of the discovery of a lost civilization, contemporaries of the Mayans who lived deep in the Honduran jungle.

    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 Branch
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    Thursday December 21, 2017
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith.

    Summary: The editor of "The Review of Applied Ethics" and a curious lover of puzzles, Isabel Dalhousie decides to investigate when she witnesses the fatal fall of a young man and discovers that he had been probing misdeeds at his brokerage firm.

    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
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    Thursday January 18, 2018
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.

    Summary: The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il.

    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
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    Saturday January 20, 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 The Explorer's Guild: A Passage to Shambhala by Jonathan Baird.

    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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    Saturday February 17, 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 Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen.

    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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    Saturday March 31, 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 An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock.

    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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    Saturday April 28, 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 Daemon 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
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    Saturday May 26, 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 Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

    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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    Saturday June 23, 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 Planetfall by Emma Newman.

    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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