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X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
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9780449015131
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Author: 
Kate DiCamillo
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Flora and Ulysses

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him.

What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry—and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.  Read more about X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (MADISON)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0307931474
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Author: 
Chris Grabenstein
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!

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X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780375869020
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Author: 
Palacio
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Wonder

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Read more about X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - The Forbidden Stone (MADISON)

Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm
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For book clubs only
ISBN: 
9780062194459
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Author: 
Tony Abbott
Title: 
The Forbidden Stone (Copernicus Legacy)

It all began when four friends-Wade, Lily, Darrel, and Becca-received a strange, coded email from Wade's uncle Henry shortly before the old man's sudden death. They set off for Germany to attend the funeral with Wade's father, Roald, and discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.

The message leads to a clue, and the more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a dangerous shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy.  Read more about X Factor Book Club - The Forbidden Stone (MADISON)

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Teen Toss Up (MADISON)

Date: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Tuesday 40 times except Tue Feb 24 2015.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Join Ms Maggie each month for a different discussion, activity or craft. No RSVP necessary (unless we say it is for the month - watch for in house signs!)

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Knitting Between the Lines: Ready Player One

Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0307887443
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Author: 
Ernest Cline
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Ready Player One
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YABC: Matched

Date: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780525423645
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Author: 
Ally Condie
Title: 
Matched

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? Read more about YABC: Matched

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Page Turners: Gulp

Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780393081572
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Author: 
Mary Roach
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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. And we go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Read more about Page Turners: Gulp

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Gurley MUST READ Book Club

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780310742302
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Author: 
Carey Corp
Title: 
Doon

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Time Out Book Club - Howl's Moving Castle

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0061478789
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Author: 
Diana Wynne Jones
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Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

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