Read & Reflect: "The Spark"

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kristine Barnett, the mother of an autistic child who was eventually recognized as a genius, recounts her rejection of conventional advice from developmental experts and shares the strategies she used for tapping her son's potential.

Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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The Lives They Lived: "West With the Night"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Considered a classic of outdoor literature, this 1942 memoir by Beryl Markham was rated in the top 10 of National Geographic Adventure's 100 best adventure books in 2004. Markham recounts growing up in British East Africa, becoming the first licensed female horse trainer in Kenya, and eventually becoming the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic flying east to west.

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Brown Bag: "Outsider in Amsterdam"

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

Quirky detectives Grijpstra and de Gier star in this first entry in Janwillem Van de Wetering's celebrated Amsterdam crime series, which concerns the founder of a new religious society/commune-a group that calls itself 'Hindist' and mixes elements of various 'Eastern' traditions- who is found hanging from a ceiling beam. The detectives are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances.

Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag: "Skull Mantra"

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

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this culturally nuanced story by Eliot Pattison is set in a Tibetan work gulag holding Buddhist monks and a few Chinese political prisoners. After a grisly discovery near the prison, a disgraced police inspector from Beijing is compelled by the local party boss to investigate. In his search for the truth, he finds himself caught between local beliefs, brutal Communist Party policies, and a nearby American mining project.

Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect: "Lean In"

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's most powerful women in business, looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace.

Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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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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Brown Bag: "Acqua Alta"

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

In Donna Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, Venice is the atmospheric backdrop to a case involving an American archaeologist and the murder of a museum director who was involved in the traffic of Chinese antiques. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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What's Cooking?: "Jerusalem"

Sunday, July 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.

This month's selection is "Jerusalem" by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, and our recipe choice is Mejadra. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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One Book, One Oak Park Book Discussion

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Copies of the book will be available at Dole Branch a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

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One Book, One Oak Park Book Discussion

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Copies of the book will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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