Words on Wednesday: Story of a Secret State

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

This best-selling memoir gives a full account of the Nazi occupation of Poland by Jan Karski, a young courier in the Polish Underground. This nonfiction book, which reads like a suspense thriller, is an incredible testimony of one man's courage and a country's struggle against Nazi oppression.

Copies of the book will be available in the Main Library's Lobby one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

What's Cooking? The New Midwestern Table

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 "The New Midwestern Table" by Amy Thielen, and our recipe choice is Crispy Cheese Curd Risotto Cake. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In "Sapiens," Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions.

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

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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What's Cooking?: "The Food You Crave"

Sunday, September 13, 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 "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger, and our recipe choice is Sloppy Joes. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "Nora Webster"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Colm Toibin's deftly written seventh novel, "Nora Webster," explores of the struggles of a recently widowed mother of four. Nora's fierce independence and resolve help to carry her and her children past their grief and loss within the suffocating restrictions of a small town where nothing is secret.

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

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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What's Cooking?: "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea"

Sunday, August 9, 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 "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" by Martha Hall Foose, and our recipe choice is Proper Fried Chicken. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Behind the Gates of Gomorrah"

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Gorman State hospital, known locally as "Gomorrah," but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was reserved for the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. This account of his rookie year blends memoir with a narrative science, explaining both the aberrant mind and his own determination to remain in a job with a perilously steep learning curve.

Location: 
Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Crocodile on the Sandbank"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Robert Galbraith's debut mystery novel, Cormoran Strike, a wounded veteran of the recent Afghan War, is barely surviving as a private investigator. Then a client arrives who wants him to investigate the police-ruled suicide of his sister -- a world-famous super model.

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. Titles are available at Maze Library one month before discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight : Cover Her Face

Tuesday, December 1, 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 Cover Her Face by P.D. James.

Copies of Cover Her Face 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: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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