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What's Cooking?

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 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 "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mirielle Guiliano, and our recipe choice is Pumpkin and Apple Soup. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, April 12, 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 Essential NY Times Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser, and our recipe choice is James Beard's Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Brown Bag: "Patience of the Spider"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's crime novels are classics of the genre. Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from a gunshot wound, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he's ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Detection by Daylight :The Alienist

Tuesday, April 7, 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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Detection by Daylight: Indemnity Only

Tuesday, March 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 Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky.

Copies of Indemnity Only 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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Detection by Daylight : Fer-de-Lance

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

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Copies of Fer-de-Lance 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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Detection by Daylight: The Big Sleep

Tuesday, February 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 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.

Copies of The Big Sleep 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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genre X: Americanah

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly after-hours adult book discussion at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. January's selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Come ready to eat, drink, and discuss.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, our upcoming discussions, and book-themed cocktails, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Location: 
Offsite
Shanahan's - Forest Park

genre X hosts 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The weather is getting colder but the fun is heating up as we put a pin in our discussions and get together to swap some of our favorite stories. Bring a new or gently used copy of one of your best loved books, and be sure to gift wrap it for the swap. Each book will be introduced as it is unwrapped, and by the end of the night everyone will have a new book and a list of great titles for the ever growing "to read" list! Join in on Tuesday, December 16th at 8 PM at Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402) for our 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap.

Humanity 101: "Promises Kept"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why?

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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