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Literary Giants: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
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St. Augustine
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The Confessions of St. Augustine

Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless, The Confessions of Saint Augustine has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. Retelling the story of his long struggle with faith and ultimate conversion -- the first such spiritual memoir ever recorded -- Saint Augustine traces a story of sin, regret, and redemption that is both deeply personal and, at the same time, universal. Read more about Literary Giants: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Next Chapter Book Club (Madison)

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 30 times .
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:00am
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Next Chapter Book Club is a book club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate in NCBC, whatever their reading level or ability level.  For more information, please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org. Read more about Next Chapter Book Club (Madison)

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Next Chapter Book Club (Madison)

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 30 times .
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a book club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org. Read more about Next Chapter Book Club (Madison)

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Russell Readers Book Discussion

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:00am
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ISBN: 
9780061097317
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Barbara Kingsolver
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The Bean Trees

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Read more about Russell Readers Book Discussion

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S2S/B2B: Twelve Tribes of Hattie

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780385350280
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Ayana Mathis
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Twelve Tribes of Hattie

A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.  Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.  She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation.

Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream, Mathis’s first novel heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Read more about S2S/B2B: Twelve Tribes of Hattie

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S2S/B2B: Unforgiving

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781601626950
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Patricia Haley
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Unforgiving

Number-one Essence® bestselling author Patricia Haley brings back the beloved Mitchell family in this seventh compelling book in the award-winning family drama series based on King David and Solomon.

Sins from the past have left a lingering stench in the Mitchell family. Amidst a tumultuous rollercoaster ride through financial ruin, professional humiliation, personal failure, and marital discord, Joel, the youngest son who was once considered the most eligible bachelor, has finally come to terms with his shortcomings and self-centered decisions. Spurred by his estranged wife’s troubled pregnancy, he decides to honor their marriage. Joel reaches out to the most unlikely person, his stepmother and long-time nemesis, Madeline Mitchell, pleading with her to let him back into the family business.

Don, the eldest living son, has other plans and vehemently discounts Madeline’s recommendation, not ready to trust his half-brother Joel. Don has paid his dues, suffered years of rejection, and played second fiddle to his father’s second family long enough. Feeling robbed of her rightful place in the company, Tamara, the only remaining heir to the Mitchell fortune, gets wind of what she considers to be her mother’s and brother’s betrayal. She is outraged that they’re considering someone other than her for the CEO role. Refusing to lose out again to the whims of her family, Tamara writes off Madeline and Don as traitors, concocting her own way to get the upper hand.

Harmony seems impossible for the Mitchell clan, with each step toward truce and reconciliation resulting in two backward steps shrouded in conflict. Everyone is forced to set aside their issues and come together in order to save DMI, the Mitchell legacy, and the life of a disturbed family member. They must learn painfully that forgiveness is the only path to restoration, and those who choose another route are bound to face unavoidable consequences. Read more about S2S/B2B: Unforgiving

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S2S/B2B: Family Business 3

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781601626356
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Author: 
Carl Weber
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Family Business 3:The Return of Vegas
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S2S/B2B: Relentless

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781601626783
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Patricia Haley & Gracie Hill
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Relentless

Attorney Maxwell Montgomery has amassed a long list of legal victories in the war he's waged against corruption and religious hypocrisy, single-handedly bringing down one of the most popular churches in Philadelphia. Estranged from his family and uninterested in committing to a serious relationship, Maxwell appears heartless and full of disdain. His resolve isn't fueled by strong spiritual convictions, however. It stems from adversity in his childhood.

#1 Essence bestselling author Patricia Haley teams up with Gracie Hill in this edgy new drama series based on the biblical Apostle Paul and his journey from sinner to saint. Together Patricia and Gracie tackle matters of faith, church drama, religious hypocrisy, bitterness, and love in Relentless (Redeemed Series- Book #1).

Maxwell's parents were devoted church members who followed their leader blindly into a get-rich-quick-scheme that went terribly wrong. His cushy, middle-class life was ripped from him when his father was convicted of fraud, lost his job, house, car, life savings, long-time position as church treasurer, and credibility in the neighborhood. Maxwell's mother was also convicted and served nearly a year in prison at a critical time in Maxwell's childhood. Tossed from their home, he barely escaped foster care as an abusive aunt agreed to keep him and his sister until their parents were released from prison. Seeds of bitterness were deeply planted as Maxwell watched the pastor walk away with no consequences and his reputation intact.

Maxwell has vowed to never again let his fate be dictated by anyone else—not his parents, not God, not his on again-off again relationship with Nicole, and definitely not the church. He is determined to be successful, powerful, and rich enough to never end up like his father, and never to need God or the church. No one is immune from his vengeful pursuit—or so he believes.

Success abounds. However, Maxwell isn't prepared for the surprise headed his way and the price he'll have to pay. Read more about S2S/B2B: Relentless

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YABC: I Hunt Killers

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 
978031612584
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Barry Lyga
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I Hunt Killers

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist." Read more about YABC: I Hunt Killers

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Coffee, Cake and Conversation

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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Hans J Massaquoi
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Destined to Witness:Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany

A diverse group of men and women who meet in a casual atmosphere to discuss a book recommended by a member of the group. We,

also, enjoy Coffee, Cake, and Conversation.

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