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The X Factor Book Club - Peter Pan

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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JM Barrie
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Peter Pan
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...
 

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us for our monthly book club. No RSVP is required, but see Ms Maggie for more info! 

 

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Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0321107225
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William Shakespeare
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King Lear

One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril and Regan make grand pronouncements and are rewarded; Cordelia, the youngest daughter, who truly loves Lear, refuses to make an insincere speech to prove her love and is disinherited. The two older sisters mock Lear and renege on their promise to support him. Cast out, the king slips into madness and wanders about accompanied by his faithful Fool. He is aided by the Earl of Kent, who, though banished from the kingdom for having supported Cordelia, has remained in Britain disguised as a peasant. Kent brings Lear to Cordelia, who cares for him and helps him regain his reason. The Earl of Gloucester likewise spurns his honest son, Edgar, and believes his conniving illegitimate son, Edmund. Edmund allies himself with Regan and Goneril to defend Britain against the French army mobilized by Cordelia. He turns his father over to Cornwall--who gouges out Gloucester's eyes--then imprisons Cordelia and Lear, but he is defeated in battle by Edgar. Jealous of Edmund's romantic attentions to Regan, Goneril poisons her and commits suicide. Cordelia is hanged. Lear, broken, dies with her body in his arms. Read more about Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

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Gurley Girls Book Club

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Gurley Girls will be participating in the Community Wide Read for April by painting Shakespeare quotes on a tote bag and playing a Shakespeare trivia game. Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club

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Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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978-0375806117
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Author: 
Mary Pope Osborne
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Stage Fright on a Summer Night

Book discussion on Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne. Read more about Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Cupid's Café: Eloisa James

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Eloisa James

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013. Read more about Cupid's Café: Eloisa James

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YA Book Club at Madison

Madison's YA Book Group will be meeting this Thursday, March 20th, 2014, at 5:00 in the YA room at the Madison Library. Read more about YA Book Club at Madison

Cupid's Café: Donna Kauffman

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Donna Kauffman

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series (and brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series!), DONNA KAUFFMAN has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside. Read more about Cupid's Café: Donna Kauffman

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Madison Murder, Ink: Devil in the White City

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Erik Larson
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Devil in the White City

~~An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.
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Madison Murder, Ink: Penance

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Author: 
Dan O'Shea
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Penance

~~"Born and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too. A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is shot through the heart by a sniper with what at first appears to be a miraculous and impossible shot. Colonel Tech Weaver dispatches a team from Langley to put the shooter - and anyone else who gets in the way - in a body bag before a half-century of national secrets are revealed. But soon the sniper strikes again. And Detective Lynch, the son of a murdered Chicago cop, finds himself cast into an underworld of political corruption, as he tries to discover the truth about what's really going - before another innocent citizen gets killed Read more about Madison Murder, Ink: Penance

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Time and Again

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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Author: 
Jack Finney
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Time and Again

~~When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882. Aside from his thirst for experience, he has good reason to return to the past—his friend Kate has a curious, half-burned letter dated from that year, and he wants to trace the mystery.

But when Si begins to fall in love with a woman he meets in the past, he will be forced to choose between two worlds—forever. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Time and Again

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