The Lives They Lived: "Deep Down Dark"

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Crises of faith are the dominant theme of Héctor Tobar's "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free," which tells the story of the 33 miners who were buried for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine in 2010.

With his exclusive access to the survivors, Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, graphically recounts the quandaries that beset the men, as well as their families camped out at the mine's entrance, the officials, and rescue crews, as a worldwide audience watched.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?: "The Food You Crave"

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats!

This month's selection is "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger, and our recipe choice is Sloppy Joes. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?: "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea"

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats!

This month's selection is "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" by Martha Hall Foose, and our recipe choice is Proper Fried Chicken. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "In the Woods"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is "In the Woods" by Tanya French.

Copies of "In the Woods" will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Cuckoo's Calling"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith.

Copies of "The Cuckoo's Calling" will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Rebecca"

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

Copies of "Rebecca" will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Reckoning at Eagle Creek"

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us to the dark ruins of his family's nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead that has been strip-mined on the edge of the first federally recognized Wilderness Site in southern Illinois. In doing so, he not only comes to grips with his own denied backwoods heritage, but also chronicles a dark and missing chapter in the American experience: the historical nightmare of coal outside of Appalachia, serving as an exposé of a secret legacy of shame and resiliency.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Girl in a Box"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Award-winning author Sujata Massey is back with a delicious blend of mystery and contemporary women's fiction. In "Girl in a Box," Japanese-American sleuth Rei Shimura is on her most dangerous outing yet. Rei's mission, should she choose to accept it, is to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a tricky and risky assignment, but it also gives Rei the opportunity to check out all the latest fashions and use her store discount to indulge her shopping impulses.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Being Mortal"

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can improve not only life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, "Being Mortal" asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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