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: "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.

Location: 
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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Maze Branch
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NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into The Beautiful North"

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into The Beautiful North"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore the world of Nayeli and learn about contemporary immigration issues with librarian Linda Ivy Miller.  An adventure-filled novel with unforgettable characters and radiant prose, "Into the Beautiful North" tells the story of nineteen-year-old Nayeli who finds herself on a quest to bring back her father and other men to repopulate her small Mexican Village.   She sees the American movie "Magnificent Seven" and decides to head north and bring back some men. Please join us to discuss this remarkable story by Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Location: 
Maze Branch

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