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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Five Days at Memorial

Join us at Maze to discuss Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.As the floodwaters rose after Hurricane Katrina, patients, staff, and families who sheltered in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital faced a crisis far worse than the storm itself. Without power, an evacuation plan, or strong leadership, care-giving became chaotic, and exhausted doctors and nurses found it difficult to make even the simplest decisions. And, when it came to making the hardest decisions, some of them seem to have failed.

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The Mysterious History of England: A Test of Wills

Join us at Maze to discuss A Test of Wills by Charles Todd.The year is 1919 and King George V reigns. The “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales.

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The Mysterious History of England: The Face of a Stranger

Join us at maze to discuss The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry.The year is 1856 and Queen Victoria reigns. After recovering from a serious carriage accident, police detective William Monk finds he has lost his memory. He is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of an aristocratic Crimean war hero and in the process finds out more of his own past – and is terrified of what he learns. During his investigations he meets Hester Latterly, a forthright young woman of middle class, who nursed with Florence Nightingale in Crimea.

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Brown Bag - The Troubled Man

Kurt Wallander the 60-year-old Swedish detective unofficially pursues a case that's part mystery, part spy thriller. At the 75th birthday party for HÃ¥kan von Enke, a retired Swedish naval commander highly placed and deeply respected in Swedish military circle, he tells Wallander about a 1980 incident involving an unidentified submarine that "invaded Swedish territorial waters." When he was about to fire depth charges to bring the sub to the surface, higher-ups ordered von Enke to abort. A few days after confiding in Wallander, von Enke and his wife disappear.

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Toddler Playgroup

Join our open playgroup for 2s and 3s, with a caregiver. Enjoy some toddler toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other children and adults!

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genre X: Night Film

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. July's selection is Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Join us to discuss at Piggyback Tavern, 410 Circle Ave., Forest Park.

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

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Guns of August

Join us to discuss The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
As we begin to commemorate the centennial of the First World War, read this Pulitzer Prize winning history which brings to life the people and events which led up to war -- how the war started and why, and why it couldn't be stopped.
This discussion is part of our nonfiction series, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. Copies of The Guns of August 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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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Color of Water

Join us to discuss The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride. This book is a testament to one woman's true heart, solid values, and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered.
This discussion is part of our nonfiction series, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. Copies of The Color of Water. 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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Mysterious History of England: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

Join us to discuss Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron. It's 1803 and due to the madness of King George, England is about to come under the Regency of the Prince-Regent (soon to be George IV). "Jane Austen," now 28, is compelled to find out the truth behind the death of her friend's very wealthy husband.

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