Join us at Speer Memorial Library in Mission on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for a discussion of Big Little Lies, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.

Madeline, Jane, and Celeste are friends and mothers whose young children are starting kindergarten at the local public school. Each of the three has her story.

Madeline, now remarried, is troubled that her oldest daughter, a teenager, is becoming close to her ex-husband’s new wife; also, the ex and his wife have a daughter starting kindergarten at the public school. Jane, new to town, is young and single, and evasive about the identity of her son’s father. Celeste, beautiful and wealthy, has twin sons and a seemingly happy marriage.

As their friendship grows and the three women become more involved in one another’s lives, events transpire that bring to light new facts connecting their pasts and exposing their secrets—secrets that they have kept hidden behind little lies.

Written by Liane Moriarty, and first published in 2014, Big Little Lies is a novel of female friendships, children, families, and school politics, as seen in the context of bullying and domestic abuse.

We will have some copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion, or you can stop by our Reference Desk, or call at 580-8754, and we will try to obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan. This title is also available as an eBook and eAudiobook at

For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call William Renner or Rose Alvarez at 580-8754 or 580-8750. You can also register at the Reference Desk, or by email at