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! Third floor, Hibiscus Room.

SomeoneFriday, June 12, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong.



The LowlandFriday, July 10, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.



The Husband's SecretFriday, August 14, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Discovering a letter from her husband meant to be opened only in the event of his death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading it, though he is still alive, and discovers a secret that shatters not only her life, but the lives of two other women.

Just for Mystery Lovers

The Mystery Lovers Book Club welcomes everyone and no registration is required! Third floor, Hibiscus Room.



Wicked AutumnSaturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 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.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.



Elizabeth is MissingSaturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy. In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.




Conversando sobre libros

Acompanenos cada el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 AM para una charla sobre un libro de un autor latino. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723. Third floor, Hibiscus Room

No me dejen morir asi Saturday, 13 de junio from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  –  La obra seleccionada para este mes es No me dejen morir asi de Pedro Ángel Palou. El héroe de la tierra marginada desposeídos; genio militar que no pudo ser, el hombre que llevó a la fuerza más revolucionaria en América Latina como una familia, recuerda la traición y la venganza, las aspiraciones y el trabajo diario de los que hicieron la guerra como medio para lograr la paz.



Saturday, 18 de julio from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – El héroe discreto de Mario Vargas Llosa. La novela cuenta la historia paralela de dos personajes: el ordenado y entrañable Felícito Yanaqué, un pequeño empresario de Piura que es extorsionado, e Ismael Carrera, un exitoso hombre de negocios, dueño de una aseguradora en Lima, quien urde una sorpresiva venganza contra sus dos hijos holgazanes que quisieron verlo muerto.



Saturday, 18 de agosto from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Todos se van de Wendy Guerra. Relato en forma de diario personal que abarca de los ocho a los veinte anos de Nieve Guerra. Todos se van es una novela de ficcion que recrea el diario de infancia de su autora, quien escribe en su cuaderno mientras espera el regreso de sus amores en su isla.