Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Bulldog Book Club: Gulp 10/7

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, October 7 4:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Gulp by Mary Roach Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? ...

Bulldog Book Club: The Ocean at the End… 10/2

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, October 2 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. What happens next is an imaginative romp through otherworldly adventure that could only come from Gaiman's ...

Bulldog Book Club: Ocean at the End… 9/23

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, September 23 4:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. What happens next is an imaginative romp through otherworldly adventure that could only come from Gaiman's ...

Bulldog Book Club: 100-Year Old Man… 9/18

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, September 18 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, ...

Bulldog Book Club: Treasure Island, 9/4

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, September 4 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds ...

Bulldog Book Club: Treasure Island, 8/26

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, August 26, 4:00 p.m., Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, ...

Bulldog Book Club Fall Schedule

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 - Amy Watts

The Bulldog Book Club meets at Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center. Everyone is welcome. Anyone can suggest and vote on the books. Book club meetings are Blue Card and FYOS events. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson  The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most ...

New Fiction at the Main Library – May 16

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - nadine

The Hot Country : a Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller by Robert Olen Butler PS3552.U8278 H68 2012  Christopher Marlowe Cobb, the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent, travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency ...

New Titles in World Fiction at the Main Library

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - nadine

The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories by Etgar Keret PJ5054.K375 A23 2004 Israel's hippest bestselling young writer today, Etgar Keret is part court jester, part literary crown prince, part national conscience. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God gathers his daring and provocative short stories for ...

Red Carpet Reading – Books that were the basis for this year’s Oscar nominees

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 - Amy Watts

"Anna Karenina" Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy PG3366 .A6 2000 "Argo" The Master of Disguise: My secret life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez JK468 .I6 M46 1999 "Hitchcock" Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello PN1997 .P793 R43 1990 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien PR6039 .O32 H6 2002 "Life of Pi" Life ...