Tuesday, August 25, 2015

September Book Club Meetings

Due to Rosh Hashanah, which falls this year from sundown on Sunday, September 13 through the evening of Tuesday, September 15, the adult book clubs will meet on Tuesday, September 8.

The Brown Bag Book Club will meet at noon at the Central Library as usual.

The Brown Bag Book Club will read and discuss Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman.

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, the slightly psychotic Camille--a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is whisked off to Savannah by her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. The eccentric women of Gaston Street take CeeCee in, and keep her entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

The Scene of the Crime Book Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Buena Vista story time room.

The club will read and discuss Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal.

In the year 1940, Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms large. But none of this deters Maggie Hope, in London to sell her late parents' house. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her true desire is to be a code breaker, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her some opportunities she will not let pass, but in the process, she is also exposed to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to change history. Maggie finds that her quick wits may be all that stand between an assassin and Churchill himself.

All are welcome to attend these book clubs. For more information, call Naomi at 818 238-5625.

The Genre-X Book Club meets on Thursday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m., at the Central Library. Genre-X is a book club for Millennials and Gen-Xers to hang out, drink coffee, and read short, interesting books. For this meeting, the club will read and discuss I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov.

In I, Robot, Isaac Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the "present" to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that is Asimov's trademark.

For more information about this club, call Jeff at 818 238-5580.

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