What's Cooking? "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen"

What's Cooking? "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen"

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen by Paul Prudhomme. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.  Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
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Location: 
Maze Branch
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What's Cooking? " The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook"

What's Cooking? " The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook"

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 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 Chicago Homegrown Cookbook by Heather Lalley, and our recipe choice is Oatmeal Pecan Cookies. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "In the Bleak Midwinter"

Detection by Daylight: "In the Bleak Midwinter"

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rev. Clare Fergusson is the new priest at the conservative Episcopal parish in Millers Kill, New York. When someone leaves a newborn infant at the church door, she and police chief Russ Van Alstyne search for the baby's mother and find a world of secrets and murder. Winner of four Best First Novel awards.
Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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More Than a Month: "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine"

More Than a Month: "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine"

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

When Damon Tweedy begins medical school, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. 
Black Man in a White Coat is one doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Words on Wednesday: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Words on Wednesday: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises.  Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.
In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies are available at the Main Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Brown Bag: "The Dark Monk"

Brown Bag: "The Dark Monk"

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This book takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavaria's ancient monasteries, bringing to life an unforgettable, compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a seventeenth-century Bavaria still negotiating the lasting impacts of war, and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "A Thousand Hills"

Words on Wednesday: "A Thousand Hills"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Kinzer guides readers through Rwanda's unique history and tells the story of how Rwandan President Paul Kagame has led the country from genocide to reconciliation and economic transformation. 

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies of the book will be available in the Main Library's Lobby one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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