Detection by Daylight: The Big Sleep

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.

Copies of The Big Sleep will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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: 
Offsite
Shanahan's - Forest Park

genre X hosts 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The weather is getting colder but the fun is heating up as we put a pin in our discussions and get together to swap some of our favorite stories. Bring a new or gently used copy of one of your best loved books, and be sure to gift wrap it for the swap. Each book will be introduced as it is unwrapped, and by the end of the night everyone will have a new book and a list of great titles for the ever growing "to read" list! Join in on Tuesday, December 16th at 8 PM at Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402) for our 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap.

Humanity 101: "Promises Kept"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why?

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "Falling Upward"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In "Falling Upward", Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand and appreciate the second half of their lives. He challenges the ideas society has taught us about how getting old is a future rife with health issues and letting go of life. Rohr shows that those of us who have gone "down" are the ones who truly understand "up," and those who have fallen are the ones who can grow spiritually and not misuse "up." Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect : "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect : "The Man Who Invented Christmas"

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It’s Christmas of 1843 and writer Charles Dickens is deeply in debt and without hope of creating a story to improve his circumstances. Life during this period was full of uncertainty with the arrival of the industrial revolution. Unknowing Dickens wrote a book of hope, spirituality, and charity as a gift to lighten life at its darkest. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

What's Cooking

Sunday, March 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 "Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel Presilla, and our recipe choice is Baked Rice with Pumpkin, Poblanos and Cilantro. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a cookie exchange this month! Select a cookie recipe from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich, make 72 cookies (or more!) and bring them to swap for other delicious treats! Bring a container to take home your scrumptious cookies. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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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.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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