Words on Wednesday: "The Orphan Master's Son"

Words on Wednesday: "The Orphan Master's Son"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Adam Johnson's remarkable novel set in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son, is an incredibly vivid page-turner of a novel--romance, coming-of-age tale, adventure and thriller all in one. It is a triumph on every level. 
In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies are available at the Main Library one month before the discussion. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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The Lives They Lived: "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"

The Lives They Lived: "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In William Kamkwamba's world, a windmill meant more than just power; it meant freedom. Born into a land devastated by drought, hunger, and AIDS, William was 14 when his country, Malawi, was struck by famine. Forced to leave school, William continued to read and learned about windmills in a book called Using Energy.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Brown Bag: "Some Danger Involved"

Brown Bag: "Some Danger Involved"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Cooking by Daylight

Cooking by Daylight

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

We're combining two book discussions this month (Detection by Daylight and What's Cooking?) for a thrilling culinary mashup. Our selections are Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanna Fluke and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White. Read one or both, and choose a recipe to make and to bring to our discussion. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "The Third Coast"

Read & Reflect: "The Third Coast"

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes
out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew
into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains,
nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of
people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and
factory. Between the end of World War II and 1960, Mies van der Rohe's glass

Location: 
Dole Branch
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The Lives They Lived: "M Train"

The Lives They Lived: "M Train"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

When she appeared to a sold-out crowd at Dominican University in October 2015, Patti Smith read from her latest memoir, M Train, while her son Jackson accompanied her with chords on his acoustic guitar. It was beautiful. It was also a reminder that she began as a wordsmith, a poet. The music came later.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka"

Read & Reflect: "A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka"

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "The Signature of All Things"

Words on Wednesday: "The Signature of All Things"

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

Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery by Elizabeth Gilbert follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family.
In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies are available at the Main Library one month before the discussion.
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Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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