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Great Beginnings Book Club - Hunger Games

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Author: 
Suzanne Collins
Title: 
The Hunger Games

Middle schoolers from 6th-8th grade are invited to this book club that explores the firsts of great series.  This month we are reading  and discussing Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.   Read more about Great Beginnings Book Club - Hunger Games

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BLT Book Club - The Voyage by Philip Caputo

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:00am
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9780679768395
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Author: 
Philip Caputo
Title: 
The Voyage

The title voyage of Philip Caputo's sweeping new novel commences under exceedingly strange circumstances: in June 1900, Cyrus Braithwaite, a gruff Yankee granite magnate, orders his three teenage sons to board the family's beloved schooner, sail away from their imposing Maine summer home, and stay away until September. His sole explanation for this sudden expulsion: "It's a new century, boys." Puzzled, abashed, but also intrigued by the adventure forced upon them, Nathaniel, Eliot, and Andrew leave behind their privileged WASP childhood and head out to sea--bound, they decide more or less on a whim, for the Florida keys.

Adventures are slow to shape themselves at first, but once the Braithwaite boys enlist the help of blond, worldly wise Yale dropout Will Terhune, the pace quickens considerably. Nat, who serves as skipper, and is also the most naive and most ambitious of the brothers, nearly dies in a bar fight in lower Manhattan. Fourteen-year-old Drew, the seasick-prone family rationalist, discovers a penchant for cold-blooded violence. Caught in a blow off the Carolinas, the boys limp the damaged schooner into Beaufort, South Carolina, their mother's birthplace, where an ancient aunt invites them to dinner and hints darkly at family secrets. Then, about two-thirds of the way in, what has seemed a leisurely coming-of-age story explodes into an elemental drama as a hurricane swallows the boat and spits it out on the desolate coast of Cuba. This, as it turns out, is but the first in a series of terrible reversals.

Join us for a lively book discussion and brown bag lunch in the Monrovia Community Center meeting room next door to the Monrovia Library.  For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

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X Factor Book Club - Dragon Rider

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers

With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage--and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who's determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning home.

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X Factor Book Club - A Tangle of Knots

Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
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978-0399255175
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Author: 
Lisa Graff
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A Tangle of Knots

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

Told in multiple viewpoints, A Tangle of Knots is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. 

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X Factor Book Club - The Witches

Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
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978-0142410110
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Author: 
Roald Dahl
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The Witches

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

The Witches by Roald Dahl - Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself! Read more about X Factor Book Club - The Witches

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YABC: Diviners

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Author: 
Libba Bray
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The Diviners

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation. Read more about YABC: Diviners

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Gurley Girls Book Club

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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978-0385720960
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Author: 
Aimee Bender
Title: 
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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Must Reads Middle School Book Club

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Gurley Girls Book Club

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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978-0143124542
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Author: 
Jojo Moyes
Title: 
Me Before You

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Elementary SERIES Book Club

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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ISBN: 
978-0062224071
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Author: 
Neil Gaiman
Title: 
Fortunately, The Milk

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