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!

  • Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin</strong></em> by Jill Lepore Friday, September 12, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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    The book this month is Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. A portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, reveals how she was, like her brother, a passionate reader, gifted writer, and shrewd political commentator who made insightful observations about early America.
  • The Signature of All things by Elizabeth Gilbert Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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    The book this month is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love.
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Friday, November 14, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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    The book this month is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Friday, December 12, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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    The book this month is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

Just for Mystery Lovers

    • Ordinary Grace by William Kent KruegerSaturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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      Love a good mystery? Then this club is for you! This month’s selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
    • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert GalbraithSaturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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      Love a good mystery? Then this club is for you! This month’s selection is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.  Private investigator, Cormoran Strike, takes the case of a legendary supermodel’s suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multi-millionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, and hedonist pursuits
    • Unleashed by David RosenfeltSaturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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      Love a good mystery? Then this club is for you! This month’s selection is Unleashed by David Rosenfelt. Missing a flight while racing to help a friend of Sam Willis, who suddenly dies in a plane crash, Andy Carpenter realizes that Sam was also an intended victim of the crash.
    • A Tap on the Window by Linwood BarclaySaturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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      Love a good mystery? Then this club is for you! This month’s selection is A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay. A grieving father, private investigator Cal Weaver, offers a ride to a teenage girl in the hopes of finding information on the drug dealer responsible for his son’s death.

Conversando sobre libros

  • La Carroza de Bolivar de Evelio RoseroSaturday, 16 de agosto from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    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 La Carroza de Bolivar de Evelio Rosero. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.
  • Lost city radio de Daniel AlarconSaturday, 20 de septiembre from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    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 Lost City Radio de Daniel Alarcon Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.
  • La Invencion del Amor de Jose OverjeroSaturday, 18 de octubre from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    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 La Invención del Amor de José Ovejero. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.
  • Bonsai de Alejandro ZambraSaturday, 15 de noviembre from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    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 Bonsái  de Alejandro Zambra. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.