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North Channel Book Club

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

With a tug on her ear and a smile for her Nanny, Carol Burnett would close her variety show with “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together.”  In her memoir, This Time Together, Carol uses short vignettes to illustrate her rise to stardom and to allow us another glimpse into the people who passed through her life and across the stage of her show.  From hotel escapades with Julie Andrews to the awkward first meetings with her heroes, Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant, she shares laughs and worries. 

The North Channel will be discussing This Time Together on Wednesday, February 23 at 10 am in the meeting room.  The March selection will be The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas.

North Channel Book Club

In An Instant by Lee and Bob WoodruffWhat would you do if they told you that your world would never be the same?  That in an instant everything you knew had changed?  In 2006, Lee Woodruff was told that her husband, anchorman Bob Woodruff, had been hit by an improvised explosive device while embedded with the military.  "In An Instant" is a memoir written by both Lee and Bob Woodruff that recounts the events leading up to that life-changing moment and its aftermath. 

The North Channel Book Club will discuss "In An Instant" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 in the North Channel Branch Library meeting room from 10 am until 12 pm.

The February book club selection will be discussing "This Time Together" by Carol Burnett.

It’s that time again. The time to set new resolutions!

Old Friend From Far Away by Natalie GoldbergThe North Channel Branch Creative Writing Club will meet January 29 at 2:30 pm to discuss creating the writing habit. Everyone is welcome to join us to share their ideas.

North Channel Branch Creative Writing Club

Family Thansgiving mealAre you anticipating a wonderful family gathering this Thanksgiving?  Or is your meal an adventure in itself?  Don't miss an opportunity to record family history while your family is gathered together.

Join the North Channel Branch Creative Writing Club on Friday, Nov. 19 at 4 pm to discuss creative nonfiction and how to capture the memories and adventures of your family's past and present.

Haunted Book Club

 

Britten, ‘The Turn of the Screw’ Royal College of Music, Benjamin Britten International Opera School, 22nd November 2003The North Channel Book Club will turn to the dark and spooky for the October discussion of “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James. A classic of example of Victorian ghost stories, this psychological thriller focuses on a young governess and her two troubled young charges. Are the children being haunted by ghosts or is the governess simply losing her mind? James’ novella will leave you guessing (and maybe a little afraid of the dark.)

Read Some, Share Some

Writing Sample/psychologytoday.comCalling all Creative Writers! It’s time to bring a sampling of your writing to share with your peers. All forms of writing are acceptable, whether it be works of poetry, short fiction or creative nonfiction. Share your ideas and gather inspiration from others. Meet us in the North Channel Library meeting room on Friday, August 27, 2010 from 3 until 5 pm.

North Channel Book Club August Selection

Ray Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. Known best for Fahrenheit 451 and "The Martian Chronicles," Bradbury also wrote short stories and novels that capture the essence of the “average” life. The North Channel Book Club will be discussing Dandelion Wine, a “semi-autobiographical” account of a summer in a small town. Join the discussion on August 25, at 10 am in the North Channel meeting room.

One Teen Craft to Go

Only one more craft remains in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Join us in the North Channel meeting room on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 5 pm to transform a neck tie into a hip media sling. On Thursday, Aug. 5, from 4 until 6 pm, teens and tweens are invited to celebrate the 2010 Summer Reading Program with a pizza party. Don’t forget to log your books. Let one of the staff members know when you have completed your reading to receive your certificate and free book.

Write it, Mark it, Log it

Cafe Night

Summer is flying by. Days for sleeping late are coming to an end. Teens, on Thursday, July 1, from 4-6 pm, you can make your own journal to record your thoughts, dreams and memories of summer. Then, join us again on Friday, July 2 from 3-5 pm to relax, refresh and put together a custom bookmark.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program online. Read five books (or for 600 minutes), log them in and you will receive a certificate and a free book while supplies last. Contact the library at 281-457-1631 for more information about teen programs.

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Title to be discussed: Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.  Date of meeting: Wed., April 29, 10 am, Meeting Room. 

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