Check It Out: Book clubs share the pleasure of summer reading _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SUSAN BROADBRIDGE-- Bruce Daigrepont will perform Tuesday during a Bastille Day celebration at the Madisonville Branch Library, 1123 Main St. He was photographed during a Bastille Day celebration in Folsom.

Summer is the time for trips to the beach and three-day weekends that are perfect for reading a good book. If you would like to discuss those great reads with other book lovers, please join one the library’s 11 book clubs that meet monthly throughout the parish.

  • The Bayou Book Markers meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Lacombe Branch, 28027 U.S. 190. For information about the club, call branch manager Rhonda Spiess at (985) 882-7858.
  • The Book Browsers meet at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Pearl River Branch, 64580 U.S. 41. For information about the club, call branch manager Adele Salzer at (985) 863-5518.
  • The Bush Book Beat meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Bush Branch, 81597 U.S 41. For information about the club, call branch manager Marjie Jahncke at (985) 886-3588.
  • The Bookworms meet at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Causeway Branch, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville. The club will discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For information about the club, call branch manager Sally Barringer at (985) 626-9779.
  • The Dogeared Readers meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Ave. For information about the club, call branch manager Sue Ryan at (985) 893-6280.
  • The Lamplight Readers meet at 11 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St. For information about the club, call librarian Lillie Butler at (985) 845-4819.
  • The Lit Wits meet at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Abita Springs Branch, 71683 Leveson St. The club will discuss Nelson Mandela at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Participants can read any book on the subject to prepare for the discussion. For information about the club, call branch manager Kay Redd at (985) 893-6285.
  • The Madisonville Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St. For information about the club, call library associate Monique Audibert at (985) 845-4819.
  • The Mandeville Book Club meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Mandeville Branch, 844 Girod St. The club will discuss “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For information about the club, call branch manager Jenny Mayer at (985) 626-4293.
  • The Page Turners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd. The club will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information about the club, call branch manager Nancy Little at (985) 646-6470.
  • Under the Covers meets at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at the Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave. The club will discuss “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith at 1 p.m. Friday. For information about the club, call branch manager Lynne Moore at (985) 796-9728.

Programming for July 8 to July 15 includes:

K9 UNIT DEMO: Families are invited to meet the brave police dogs from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Madisonville branch, 1123 Main St.; at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bush branch, 81597 U.S. 41; or at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Covington branch, 310 W. 21st Ave. For information, call the Madisonville branch at (985) 845-4819, the Bush branch at (985) 886-3588, or the Covington branch at (985) 893-6280.

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICES: Families will learn how animals adapt to their environment and meet a live alligator at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Folsom branch, 82393 Railroad Ave. For information, call (985) 796-9728

TEEN VOLUNTEER COUNCIL: Teens are invited to help guide the library’s teen services at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Slidell branch, 555 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 646-6470.

WIND IN MY FEATHERS: Families will learn about and meet birds of prey at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lacombe Branch, 28027 U.S. 190. For information, call (985) 882-7858.

BRUCE DAIGREPONT CAJUN BAND: Come celebrate Bastille Day with the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St. For information, call (985) 845-4819.