No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
A five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Inspector Wexford series.
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
by Kate Andersen Brower
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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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.