Detection by Daylight: "The Cater Street Hangman"

Detection by Daylight: "The Cater Street Hangman"

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The murder investigation of the death of a maid in a Victorian household is handled by the young Inspector Thomas Pitt who finds no one above suspicion.  He is drawn to the pretty Charlotte Ellison, when a romance between a society girl and a lowly policeman was considered impossible.  First in the series.  

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Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Words on Wednesday: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, this intriguing narrative is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: Circling The Sun

Words on Wednesday: Circling The Sun

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:03pm

Circling the Sun by Paula McClain tells the compelling and exotic story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator and horse trainer who forged her way through life and broke barriers. Abandoned by her mother and raised by her father on his Kenyan farm, Beryl's extraordinary life is marked by hardship, beauty, love, heartache, and hope. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Words on Wednesday: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Gyasi's book is one of enormous sweep and emotional power that traces two, 18th century, Ghana-born half-sisters, Effia and Esi's and their descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, the slave trade and British colonization and into America. Explore the remarkable world of Effia and Esi.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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You Be the Caldecott Judge!

You Be the Caldecott Judge!

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What 2015 picture book had the best art of the year? We've pulled the top titles getting buzz for the 2016 Caldecott Award, and want to hear what you think. Browse through them all and defend your favorites. Do you agree with the librarians' picks? See if your favorite wins the real award on Monday, January 23. Best for kids 5+. 

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
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What's Cooking: "Nancy Drew's Cookbook"

What's Cooking: "Nancy Drew's Cookbook"

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll learn about a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is "Nancy Drew's Cookbook" by Carolyn Keene. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.  Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions

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