Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Gulf Coast Reads: the book and the movie

Every year at this time all the libraries of the Upper Gulf Coast conspire to get y'all on the same page. Or at least, reading the same book. This year's Gulf Coast Reads book is Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the story of a young boy's struggle to come to grips with the loss of his Dad in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, you're invited to our conference room on the second floor, at 3 pm, to discuss the book and celebrate the occasion.

We also invite you to next week's showing of the film inspired by this amazing book, with a discussion to follow. That'll be on Tuesday October 9th, at 6 pm. in the first floor meeting room, L 129.

Gulf Coast Reads "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Join readers across the City of Houston for a Book Discussion of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. We will discuss this engaging novel in the Meeting Room at the Galena Park Library at 2 pm on Thursday, October 4th. Please call for more information:  713-450-0982

Gulf Coast Reads Events All Month Long at a Library Near You

GCR LogoFor book people, having the opportunity to share a good book with a friend or two is one of the many pleasures that come with the reading life. Imagine what it would be like to share one with thousands of friends. Harris County Public Library and other area library systems are doing just that.

Today we are kicking off Gulf Coast Reads 2012. During the month of October, we are encouraging everyone to read Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and to join us for book discussions, movie screenings and many other special events inspired by the novel; capped off with a conversation and book signing with the author on October 27. 

Spring Branch-Memorial--The Page Turners

Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseTitle to be discussed: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Froer.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, October 9, 6:30pm.  Summary: Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks. As he searches New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he left behind, Oskar discovers much more than he could have imagined.

 

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