Detection by Daylight: "Chocolate Chip Murder"

Detection by Daylight: "Chocolate Chip Murder"

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hannah Swensen has her hands full between running the popular bakery The Cookie Jar and dodging her mother's attempts to marry her off. But when the dairy deliveryman is found murdered behind the bakery, Hannah sets out to track down the killer. Twelve scrumptious recipes are included. Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Black Echo"

Detection by Daylight: "The Black Echo"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Harry Bosch was a Vietnam "tunnel rat" and is now beneath Los Angeles searching for the killer of a comrade in arms. First Harry Bosch novel and winner of Anthony and Edgar Awards for Best First Novel. 
Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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The Lives They Lived: "Life Itself"

The Lives They Lived: "Life Itself"

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

In this candid, personal history, Roger Ebert chronicles his loves, losses, and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs. He writes about his years at the Chicago Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, and his life-changing collaboration with Gene Siskel. He remembers his friendships with Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, and Oprah Winfrey.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"

Words on Wednesday: "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Enter a world of espionage and intrigue in this beautifully researched book about female spies during the Civil War. By bestselling author Karen Abbott, this is a gripping narrative of American history that reads like a novel but reminds us that truth is more thrilling than fiction.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Read & Reflect: "The Emperor of All Maladies"

Read & Reflect: "The Emperor of All Maladies"

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

The book is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer, from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 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 Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet by Padma Lakshmi, and our recipe choice is Red Snapper with Green Apple and Mint Chutney. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

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Maze Branch
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