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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Golden Compass

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Phillip Pullman
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The Golden Compass

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Among Others

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780765321534
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Author: 
Jo Walton
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Among Others

Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane half-brother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her mother in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself.

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Lovers of Lit BookClub Discussion

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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9781416578055
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Author: 
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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Holy Rollers

Looking for Love . . .

Lifelong friends Coco, Nita, and Tia have spent years looking for love in the arms of flashy pro athletes, hoping to land a baller but ending up with a stream of failed relationships. The beautiful and demure Coco has endured years of physical abuse from her boyfriend, Sonny, while Tia, a single mother, has dated her fair share of cheaters and yearns for a stable companion who will be a father figure to her son. And feisty, seductive Nita is tired of being the million-dollar mistress and wants to settle down—if she can find someone worth coming home to.

Changing the Game . . .

Now that the women are approaching thirty, they’re finding it harder than ever to compete with the pro groupies. Determined to change the game and find some worthwhile men, Tia hatches an outrageous plan. Soon the trio is "holy rolling," masquerading as God-fearing churchgoers at a local conference for young ministers in the hopes of snagging a prominent pastor. But will their big gamble pay off? Men of the cloth are still just men, after all. As the three friends meet their potential life partners, they will have to decide how far they want to take their holy rollers scheme—each risking heartbreak while taking a chance on finding a reliable, responsible man to love and cherish, flaws and all. Read more about Lovers of Lit BookClub Discussion

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780452298187
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Author: 
Alida Nugent
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Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

Refelcts on the author's career and personal life after college, sharing her experiences in becoming a responsible adult, including finding an apartment, paying off student loans, and preparing real food.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Holidays on Ice

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780316035903
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Author: 
David Sedaris
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Holidays on Ice

A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Holidays on Ice

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Dear Girls Above Me

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780307986337
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Author: 
Charles McDowell
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Dear Girls Above Me

"When Charlie McDowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors--two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties--on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral. His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now Dear girls breaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test [in this work of fiction]"

 

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Wild ***SPECIAL DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH***

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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Cheryl Strayed
Title: 
Wild

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

 

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Rick Bragg
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Somebody Told Me

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we've never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Lauren Graham
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Someday, Someday, Maybe

The hilarious story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

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Book vs. Movie -- YOU decide! Join us for a brown-bag lunch the first Monday of each month to watch great films and discuss the groundbreaking books from which they were inspired. In even-numbered months (August, October, December, etc.) we will watch the movie, in odd numbered months (September, November, January, etc.) we will discuss both the book on its own, and the great "Book vs. Movie" debate. We encourage you to read the book before the movie to reduce spoilers! Popcorn and sodas provided. Read more about Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

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