Brown Bag: "Fatal Enquiry"

Brown Bag: "Fatal Enquiry"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In the sixth installment of the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn mystery series, Barker is once again faced with the aristocrat sociopath Sebastian Nightwine. In order to help the British government, Nightwine is granted immunity for all of his past crimes, but his release puts Cyrus and Thomas in the gravest danger of their lives.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover's book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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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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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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