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Read & Reflect - Mountains Beyond Mountains

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. In Mountains Beyond Mountains Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracey Kidder takes you from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people's minds through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity". A true story about a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. All are welcome to attend.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: 1776

Join us at Maze to discuss 1776 by David McCullough. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative.
Copies of 1776 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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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion:Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science o

Join us at Maze to discuss Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.This book records Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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The Mysterious History of England : The Queen’s Head

Join us at Maze to discuss The Queen’s Head by Edward Marston. 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, is a time of terror and triumph, not just for Queen Elizabeth and her court but for the whole of England. The turmoil is reflected in its theatres like London’s “The Queen’s Head” where Lord Westfield’s Men perform. The scene there grows even more tumultuous when one of the actors is murdered by a mysterious stranger during a brawl and Nicholas Bracewell starts to investigate.

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The Mysterious History of England: Dissolution

This month's mystery is Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiraled out of control with the murder of the king’s commissioner and Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, is sent to investigate.
Copies of Dissolution will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. This book discussion is part of our lunchtime series "The Mysterious History of England" Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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genre X: The Teleportation Accident

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. April's selection is The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman.

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

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genre X: How Music Works

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. May's selection is How Music Works by David Byrne.

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

Join us at Maze to take a wonderful journey back to our Southern roots!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. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.Will wings help these four women break free from their lives in Charleston, South Carolina?

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