Detection by Daylight : "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr

Tuesday, April 14, 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 Alienist by Caleb Carr.

Copies of The Alienist 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.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Bergman

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Twelve tales linked by themes of family loyalty, deference to nature, and connection to animals, Bergman's breathtakingly sensitive and observant characters and quirky and unusual settings make up a collection that is alternately heartbreaking and humorous.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do! Or sit back and prepare to be amazed.

Please enter by 7:30 pm, as doors will close.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Practice SAT Test

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, March 14.

Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Detection by Daylight : "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker

Tuesday, May 5, 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 Promised Land by Robert B. Parker.

Copies of Promised Land 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.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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The Lives They Lived: "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

With their daughter lying in a medically-induced coma and placed on life support, Joan Didion and her husband Gregory Dunne take a break from the hospital vigil to have dinner at home. One minute he is talking, the next minute, he's not.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Brown Bag: "Raven Black"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above...So begins this suspenseful series debut by Ann Cleeves featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Haunted Ground"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A grisly discovery is made deep in an Irish peat bog -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a red-haired young woman. Has she been buried for decades, centuries, or longer? Who is she and why was she killed? American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are called in to investigate, only to find that the girl's violent death may have shocking ties to the present in this dazzling crime novel debut by Erin Hart. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read and Reflect: "A Spy Among Friends"

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, "A Spy Among Friends" is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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