FEBRUARY 2017 BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Start off the new year by joining one of our book clubs! Check out which books we're discussing in February! Stop by the Adult Services desk @ Harnish and pick up a copy today!

BOOK CLUBBERS

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

By: Ransom Riggs

Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

SPINE CRACKERS

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 10:00 am

Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives; uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us.

 

BOOKALICIOUS

Everything, Everything

By: Nicola Yoon

Date: Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ Village Vintner

Start Time: 7:00 pm

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

CLASSICS

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

A Yankee mechanic, knocked out in a fight, awakens at Camelot in A.D. 528. He saves himself from prison and death by posing as a magician and becoming minister to King Arthur. But when he attempts to help out the peasants, he meets opposition.

NIGHT READERS

The Cellist of Sarajevo

By: Steven Galloway

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, two other men set out in search of bread and water to keep themselves alive, and a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.

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