What's Cooking

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! This month's selection is "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas, and our recipe choice is Cauliflower Bisque. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! This month's selection is "Herbivoracious" by Michael Natkin, and our recipe choice is Caribbean Lentil Stuffed Flatbread. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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genre X: Americanah

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly after-hours adult book discussion at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. January's selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Come ready to eat, drink, and discuss.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, our upcoming discussions, and book-themed cocktails, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Location: 
Fat Duck - Forest Park

Words on Wednesday: "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Journey with Oak Park local, Ernest Hemingway to 1920s Paris and Spain, visiting cafes, fishing in streams, and witnessing the running of the bulls. Traveling with a cast of characters, Hemingway gives us a glimpse into the lives of "the lost generation."

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Read & Reflect: "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this month's selection, fans of the series "Downton Abbey" will be lured in by a peek into the British aristocracy. Through diaries, letters, photographs and more, the author and current resident of Highclere Castle (where the series is filmed), the Countess of Carnarvon takes us on a journey through one family's history. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Mysterious History of England: Full Dark House

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of
eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it
means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an
eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. This
is the first in the Bryant & May series.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Maze Mystery Discussion : Fer-de-Lance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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The Mysterious History of England: "A Test of Wills"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to discuss "A Test of Wills" by Charles Todd.The year is 1919 and King George V reigns. The “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "One Summer America 1927"

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In "One Summer America," author Bill Bryson explores the America of 1927 through newspapers, architecture, politics, Broadway, and baseball. Starring Al Capone, Babe Ruth, AL Jolson, Ruth Snyder, Charles W. Lindberg, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and many more historical icons of the time. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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