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Literary Giants: Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Author: 
George Orwell
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by.. Read more about Literary Giants: Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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9780062249890
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Ivy Pochoda
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Visitation Street

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.

This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, hopes that his shop will be the place to share neighborhood news and troll for information about June’s disappearance. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father’s murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect, but an enigmatic and elusive guardian is determined to keep him safe.

Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth she buries deep inside. Her teacher Jonathan, a Julliard School dropout and barfly, wrestles with dashed dreams and a past riddled with tragic sins. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

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X Factor Book Club

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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9780061791109
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Author: 
Maryrose Wood
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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling

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. Each month we'll meet to discuss a book, enjoy an activity and snacks, and decide on our next book selection. Bring ideas and books, and we'll provide the snacks! No RSVP required, but contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org for more info. Read more about X Factor Book Club

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X Factor Book Club

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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978-0380727698
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Author: 
Avi
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Poppy (Tales from Dimwood Forest)

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. Each month we'll meet to discuss a book, enjoy an activity and snacks, and decide on our next book selection. Bring ideas and books, and we'll provide the snacks! No RSVP required, but contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org for more info. Read more about X Factor Book Club

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Gurley Girls Book Club

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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9780142004333
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Author: 
Jacqueline Winspear
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Maisie Dobbs

Book discussion on Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club

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Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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9780547681009
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Author: 
W. H. Beck
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Malcolm at Midnight

Book discussion on Malcolm at Midnight by W.H.Beck Read more about Elementary SERIES Book Club

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Middle School Book Club

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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9780062024039
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Author: 
Veronica Roth
Title: 
Divergent

Book discussion on Divergent by Veronica Roth Read more about Middle School Book Club

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S2SB2B:Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781455584307
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Author: 
Carl Weber
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Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

Carl Weber takes readers back to church in his latest drama-filled novel, the much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Choir Director.

It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation.

Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, "between heaven and hell." As the investigation into Tia's disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined. Read more about S2SB2B:Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

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Local African American Author Expo

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother as we hear from local African American Authors as they tell us about their books. Each Author will be given time to tell they adventure on what they when through getting their book published. Copies of their books will be available for sale at this event.

So please come out and help support our local authors in their quest to get their books in the hands of wonderful readers. Read more about Local African American Author Expo

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S2SB2B: Never Say Never

Date: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Victoria Christopher Murray
Title: 
Never Say Never

When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief. Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope that she has a future. But all the time that they spend together—grieving, sharing, and reminiscing—brings the two closer in ways they never planned. . . . Read more about S2SB2B: Never Say Never

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