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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Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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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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Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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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.

Location: 
Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

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
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

What's Cooking?: "The Simple Art of Eating Well"

Sunday, June 14, 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. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats!

This month's selection is "The Simple Art of Eating Well" by Jessie Price, and our recipe choice is Mozzarella en Carrozza. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?: Crazy About Cookies by Krystina Castella

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a cookie exchange this month! Select a cookie recipe from "Crazy About Cookies" by Krystina Castella, make 72 cookies (or more!) and bring them to swap for other delicious treats! Bring a container to take home your scrumptious cookies. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: The Spellman Files

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Isabel "Izzy" Spellman is a private investigator with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. This is the first novel in a winning and hilarious series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos.

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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What's Cooking? Super Natural Every Day

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 "Super Natural Every Day" by Heidi Swanson, and our recipe choice is Wild Rice Casserole. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

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Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: Story of a Secret State

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This best-selling memoir gives a full account of the Nazi occupation of Poland by Jan Karski, a young courier in the Polish Underground. This nonfiction book, which reads like a suspense thriller, is an incredible testimony of one man's courage and a country's struggle against Nazi oppression.

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

What's Cooking? The New Midwestern Table

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 "The New Midwestern Table" by Amy Thielen, and our recipe choice is Crispy Cheese Curd Risotto Cake. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

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Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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