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Do you enjoy good books, discussion, food, and fun? Join us! Check out our 2016-2017 selections below.

Wednesday, September 21st

when

Maddie doesn’t have a choice. The forehead of every person she sees is marked by the shadowy digits of their deathdate. Her unique, innate skill often feels more like a curse than a gift, and Maddie grudgingly puts it to use identifying deathdates for the paying customers her mother reels in. It seems like a straightforward way to help support her family-until one client’s young son goes missing on the exact date Maddie has pinpointed, and she gets pulled into a homicide investigation that turns her world upside down.

As more young people disappear and are later found murdered, suspicion swirls around Maddie. At once a suspect in the investigation, a target for the murderer, and a partner in a tantalizing dance with a boy who might be connected to it all, could Maddie also hold the key to cracking the case?

Wednesday, October 26th

miss-perigrine

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Wednesday, November 30th

under-a-painted-sky

All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier.

But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each searches for a link to the past and struggles to avoid unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys, and Samantha can’t stop herself from falling for one. But the law is closing in on them, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.

Wednesday, January 18th

all-the-bright-places

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for and finds something to keep him here, alive, and awake.

Violet lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school it’s unclear who saves whom. Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. . . .

Wednesday, February 15th

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson!

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

 

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