For Readers

Friday with the Friends

Join the FRIENDS every month for a lively discussion of selected books. The Second Friday Book Club welcomes everyone and no registration is required! This is a brown-bag book club sponsored by the FRIENDS of the West Palm Beach Public Library. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Why Be Happy When You Could Be NormalFriday, March 13 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal
by Jeannette Winterson. It’s a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition.

 

 

SomeoneFriday, April 10, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Third floor, Hibiscus Room – Someone by Alice McDermott. An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary seventh novel.

 

 

 

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to SeeFriday, May 8, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – Too Bright to Hear Too Loud To See
by Juliann Garey. In this brilliant inside look at mental illness that weaves together three timelines, Greyson Todd leaves his successful Hollywood career and wife and young daughter to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he has been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years.

 

Just for Mystery Lovers

Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates Friday, February 28, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – 
The book this month is Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates. When a young girl disappears near a community in the Adirondacks, the people of the town of Carthage must face the fact that an Iraq War veteran is the prime suspect.

 

 

 

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Third floor, Hibiscus Room – The book this month is Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. Impossible to put down this is the story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other.

 

 

 

Billy BoyleSaturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Third floor, Hibiscus Room – The book this month is Billy Boyle by James R. Benn. Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.

 

 

 

Rumpole MisbehavesSaturday, May 23, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Third floor, Hibiscus Room – The book this month is Rumpole Misbehaves by John Mortimer. His ire raised by a series of procedural abuses through which children have been imprisoned without trial for innocent activities, Rumpole defends a youth who has been targeted for playing on a posh street.

 

 

 

Wicked AutumnSaturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Third floor, Hibiscus Room – The book this month is Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet. Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold’s in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. Now he has found a measure of peace among urban escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and crafters and New Agers. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women’s Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max’s training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play.

 

Conversando sobre libros

MarinaSaturday, 15 de marzo from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – 
Acompanenos cada el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 AM para una charla sobre un libro de un autor latino. La obra seleccionada para este mes es Marina de Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.

 

 

 

Imitacion de GuatemalaSaturday, 15 de abril from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – 
Acompanenos cada el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 AM para una charla sobre un libro de un autor latino. La obra seleccionada para este mes es Imitación de Guatemala de Rodrigo Rey Rosa. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.