Book Group

What's Cooking?

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 Bubby's Brunch Cookbook by Ron Silver, and our recipe choice is Green Eggs and Ham. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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What's Cooking?

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 Bon Appetit - August, 2013, and our recipe choice is Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Pickled Onions. Copies of the magazine are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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Words on Wednesday: "Moonwalking With Einstein"

Is it possible to go from forgetting where you put your car keys to the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship? Author Joshua Foer does just that, and explores the world of remembering. Join us to discuss this memorable read.

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

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

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

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What's Cooking?

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 Pioneer Woman Cooks: A year of Holidays by Ree Drummond, and our recipe choice is My Favorite Pasta Salad. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Home Game

When author Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. Feeling like a stranger in a strange land, he often felt puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, instead he often felt indifferent.

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Read & Reflect - Moonwalking with Einstein

If experience is the sum of our memories and wisdom the sum of experience, what does it mean that we've supplanted our own natural memory with a vast superstructure of technological crutches? It means we are in danger of losing our imagination, creativity, and identities. After a year of memory training, author Joshua Fore learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books.

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Brown Bag - Decoded

The top-secret Chinese intelligence agency Unit 701 has one purpose, counterespionage and code breaking. When Rong Junzhen, an autistic math genius is forced to abandon his academic pursuits to become China’s greatest cryptographer, he learns that things are not quite as they appear to be. After trying to solve one of the most difficult and complex codes, the Purple Code, Rong soon finds out that the mastermind behind this code is his former teacher, best friend, and now enemy of China.

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Southern Fiction: The Secret of Magic

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic 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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Southern Fiction: Queen Sugar

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
What would you do with 800 acres of Louisiana sugarcane?

Copies of Queen Sugar 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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