book clubs

Afternoon Book Club

Afternoon Book Club
Come and join one of the two sessions of the afternoon book club to discuss The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline!

Sessions are:
Thursday, Nov. 20 at 1:30  in the Earl Elliot Room
Friday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 in the upstairs conference room
See you there!


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A Great Book and Beautiful Art

Join us as The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club reads Loteria by Mario Alberto Zamrano. It’s a lyrical, wonderful novel about a young girl, Luz Maria Castillo. Her family is falling apart and she copes by looking at her deck of Loteria cards. Each card reminds her of family memories and through these we learn the story of her family. Loteria refers to a Mexican card game and each chapter has a beautiful picture of one of the cards.  The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club is a collaborative effort of the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. Three times a year, the group reads a book that relates to the current exhibit at the museum and then meets to discuss it and view the exhibit. The meeting for Loteria will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 at the Pearl Finch Museum. For more information, call Clara Maynard at the library. 


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Spin a Yarn

Want to have a ball and discuss string theory?  Then come to "Spin a Yarn" at Baldwin Boettcher where our Books and Hook Club meet.  Bring your needlework and join the discussion.  We crochet, quilt, knit, cross-stitch, string beads and talk about anything.  So join the fun every Wednesday at 2 pm and/or 6 pm.

June Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in June:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. July’s selection is Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

May Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Benediction by Kent Haruf
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Odd Thomas by Stephen Koontz
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): The Reunion by Dan Walsh
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill

Tween Book Club!

This Tuesday at 4:30 pm, come and join us at our Tween Book Club!  The book we will be discussing is Coretta Scott King Award winner One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.  All kids 10-12 are welcome.

February Programs by Adult Services

Please join us for Adult Programs this February* at the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library.  We will continue with TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults (online)), Freeman Needlecrafters, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling.

Calling All Teen Lit Enthusiasts!

Teen lit lovers of all ages can discuss their favorite novels at Kingwood Library's YA Book Club. Is there a book you've been dying to talk about? Come by and suggest it for next month's read!

January's YA Book Club Read
Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Book Club Date: Thursday, January 16 @ 6:00 PM
Synopsis: "What would you do if you had to choose?" Mia can't remember anything before her terrible wreck, only the shards of her life leftover from after. As she tries to piece everything together, she is left with a difficult choice.
 

Pick up a copy to checkout in the Teen Area, while supplies last. Join the book discussion on January 16 at 6:00 PM in the conference room of the Kingwood Branch Library. No registration required. See Leanne, the YA Librarian for more information, or call 281-360-6804. See our reads from past months below.

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We have book discussions to fit almost any taste, find yours here.

 

Book Clubs News

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in September:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): Scoop by Rene Gutteridge
Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm. Because space is limited, pre-registration is required): The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Defending Jacob by William Landay

A couple of notes: sadly, we have retired the History Book Club. We have also changed the name of the Tweens Book Club to the Homeschool Book Club. And because it has proved to be so popular and our space is limited, we’ve had to require a first-come first-served pre-registration for that club alone. Registration opens August 27th. To register, phone the main library number, 832-559-4200,and ask for the YA Librarian.

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