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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Lives They Lived: "My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life"

Lives They Lived: "My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Gourmet (the magazine) is over. What now?

That's the question editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl asks herself when Conde Nast abruptly closes down the 69-year-old institution. Her answer: My Kitchen Year, a year's worth of journal entries on food, family, and friendship. Photographs and recipes capture the seasons, the food, and the joy Reichl finds rediscovering simple pleasures and ordinary things of everyday life.  

Location: 
Maze Branch
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"A Moveable Feast": Book Discussion with Library Director David Seleb

"A Moveable Feast": Book Discussion with Library Director David Seleb

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, a memoir detailing the author's years in Paris, the city that sparked his writing and that of other literary luminaries. Leading the discussion will be David Seleb, Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library and board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.

Location: 
Offsite
Oak Park Art League
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What's Cooking "Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast"

What's Cooking "Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast"

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast by Cooking Light Magazine. 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

Location: 
Maze Branch
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What's Cooking "The Grilling Book"

What's Cooking "The Grilling Book"

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is The Grilling Book: The Definite Guide from Bon Appetit by Adam Rapoport. 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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