Read and Reflect: "A Spy Among Friends"

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, "A Spy Among Friends" is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read and Reflect: "I Am Malala"

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. "I Am Malala" will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Inspector Singh, a fat, slightly bumbling, but truly lovable detective, is in a bad mood. He’s been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Fans of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" will be charmed by this series from Shamini Flint. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, March 8, 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 "Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel Presilla, and our recipe choice is Baked Rice with Pumpkin, Poblanos and Cilantro. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, February 8, 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 "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas, and our recipe choice is Cauliflower Bisque. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, January 11, 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 "Herbivoracious" by Michael Natkin, and our recipe choice is Caribbean Lentil Stuffed Flatbread. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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genre X: The Feast of Love

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly after-hours adult book discussion at Shanahan's in Forest Park. February's selection is The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter. Come ready to eat, drink, and discuss.

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

For more information on genre X, our upcoming discussions, and book-themed cocktails, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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Offsite
Shanahan's - Forest Park

What's Cooking?

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 Essential NY Times Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser, and our recipe choice is James Beard's Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A moving tale of an inner-city Newark kid who made it to Yale University, yet succumbed to old demons and economic realities. Join us to discuss this compelling story by bestselling author, Jeff Hobbs.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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