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Kiss & Tell: A Romance Book Club

08/29/2018, 6:00 PM

For this month's Romance Book Club, we'll be discussing Curtis Sittenfeld's Eligible! A copy of this book can be requested by calling 768-8300 or visiting the circulation desk. Please note that this book contains adult content. Please register. 

This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.


Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . 

And yet, first impressions can be deceiving


for age(s): Adults register online now

Library Closed

09/03/2018, 12:00

 The Library will be closed for Labor Day.

 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

09/27/2018, 2:00 pm or 6 pm

Discuss Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the county and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. When the girl Max likes is found dead and he is nowhere to be found, Eric goes look for him and puts himself in danger.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Library Closed

10/08/2018, 12:00

 The Library will be closed for Columbus Day.

 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

10/18/2018, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

 Discuss The Dry by Jane Harper

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in the century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do lies that have haunted them. Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

11/15/2018, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

 Discuss Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Library Close @ 5:00 pm

11/21/2018, 5:00

 The Library will close at 5:00 pm today.

 

Library Closed

11/22/2018, 12:00

 The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

12/20/2018, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Discuss Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss - and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the beloved congressman doesn't take the fall. Aviva does take the fall and her life is over before it hardly begins: slut-shamed, she becomes a late-night talk show punch line, anathema to politics. She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, Aviva decides to run for public office herself, that long-ago mistake trails her via the Internet and catches up - and inescapable scarlet 'A.' In the digital age, the past is never, ever, truly past. 

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Library Closed

12/24/2018, 12:00

 The Library will be closed for Christmas Eve.

 

Library Closed

12/25/2018, 12:00

 The Library will be closed for Christmas Day.

 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

01/17/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

 Discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some copes and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr. What Starr does - or does not - say could upend her community. It could endanger her life.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

02/21/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Discuss The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

03/21/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

 Discuss In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident - which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recall Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics" (The Washington Post). This book will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

04/18/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Discuss Little Fires Everywher by Celeste Ng

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. No one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

05/16/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

Ingham Book Discussion Group

06/20/2019, 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bloshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

2018-19 Dates and Titles for Disucssion
This group meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm from September through June to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and classics.


for age(s): Adults 

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