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 "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Merielle Guiliano, and our recipe choice is Pumpkin and Apple Soup. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch 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 "Keepers" by Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion, and our recipe choice is Smoky Turkey Chili. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on ethical topics and discusses them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions throughout the past 2500 years. This month's discussion is on “The Claims of Community” and “Where Our Loyalty Lies.”

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on ethical topics and discusses them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions throughout the past 2500 years. This month's discussion is on “The Good Citizen” and “Freedom vs. Fit.”

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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 - Ten Lords A-Leaping

Reverend Thomas Christmas volunteers to skydive for charity to raise money for the church. His two fellow skydivers Oliver, the 7th Marquess of Morborne, and his brother-in-law Hector, the 10th Earl of Fairhaven with a generation long feud is harmless until Lord Oliver is strangled to death and the list of suspects are all within the family. Rumors of bigamy, art forgeries, upstairs/downstairs intrigue, and whispers of less than reverential behavior between Thomas and Oliver’s beautiful half-sister. Author C.C. Bennison’s Ten Lords A-Leaping is the perfect holiday whodunit.

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Read & Reflect - The Man Who Invented Christmas

It’s Christmas of 1843 and writer Charles Dickens is deeply in debt and without hope of creating a story to improve his circumstances. Life during this period was full of uncertainty with the arrival of the industrial revolution. Unknowing Dickens wrote a book of hope, spirituality, and charity as a gift to lighten life at its darkest. Author Les Standiford researched the life and the reality of The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. “God bless us, everyone!” All are welcome to attend.

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Words on Wednesday: "Outliers: the story of success"

In this book, you will journey through the world of “outliers.” You will learn the secrets of software billionaires, why people of certain cultures are better at academic performance, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. You will learn that culture, family and other factors, rather than just having a high IQ, contribute immensely in making a person successful. Join us to discuss this inspiring book by Malcolm Gladwell.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

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