Book Group

genre X: The Lottery

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. October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. October's location to be announced.

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

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genre X: Blindness

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. September's selection is Blindness by José Saramago. September's location to be announced.

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genre X: Play It As It Lays

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. August's selection is Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion. Join us to discuss at Fat Duck Tavern, 7218 Madison St., Forest Park.

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The Lives They Lived

Please join us for our first memoir discussion, "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty. Ms. Welty recounts how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing. All are welcome to attend. Books are available one month before the discussion at the Maze Branch Library.

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Five Days at Memorial

Join us at Maze to discuss Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.As the floodwaters rose after Hurricane Katrina, patients, staff, and families who sheltered in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital faced a crisis far worse than the storm itself. Without power, an evacuation plan, or strong leadership, care-giving became chaotic, and exhausted doctors and nurses found it difficult to make even the simplest decisions. And, when it came to making the hardest decisions, some of them seem to have failed.

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The Mysterious History of England: A Test of Wills

Join us at Maze to discuss A Test of Wills by Charles Todd.The year is 1919 and King George V reigns. The “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales.

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The Mysterious History of England: The Face of a Stranger

Join us at maze to discuss The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry.The year is 1856 and Queen Victoria reigns. After recovering from a serious carriage accident, police detective William Monk finds he has lost his memory. He is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of an aristocratic Crimean war hero and in the process finds out more of his own past – and is terrified of what he learns. During his investigations he meets Hester Latterly, a forthright young woman of middle class, who nursed with Florence Nightingale in Crimea.

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Brown Bag - The Troubled Man

Kurt Wallander the 60-year-old Swedish detective unofficially pursues a case that's part mystery, part spy thriller. At the 75th birthday party for HÃ¥kan von Enke, a retired Swedish naval commander highly placed and deeply respected in Swedish military circle, he tells Wallander about a 1980 incident involving an unidentified submarine that "invaded Swedish territorial waters." When he was about to fire depth charges to bring the sub to the surface, higher-ups ordered von Enke to abort. A few days after confiding in Wallander, von Enke and his wife disappear.

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Toddler Playgroup

Join our open playgroup for 2s and 3s, with a caregiver. Enjoy some toddler toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other children and adults!

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