One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am

For caregivers with young children. Toys and books will be provided for babies and toddlers while grown-ups participate in a library-led book discussion about Between the World and Me, a National Book Award-winning title, in which Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chicago is a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. It's one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A series of murders in 1865 Boston, inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno, brings together a group of America's Dante scholars--H. W. Longfellow, O. W. Holmes, J. R. Lowell, and J. T. Fields--to solve the mystery. 

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 Branch one month before the discussion. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Words on Wednesday: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This New York Times best-selling book is the story of the 1936 University of Washington men's crew team, who beat their rival California, defeated the Ivy League's top oarsmen, and, against all odds, ended up as America's Olympic team. Consequently, they upset Hitler's intended display of German superiority at the 1936 Olympics. 

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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Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Partly based on a true story, I Remember You: A Ghost Story, introduces Freyr, a young doctor, asked by the police to help investigate the apparent suicide of an elderly woman who was obsessed with Freyr's missing son. He becomes increasingly disturbed by what he finds out, especially when it involves the son he presumed dead.

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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Detection by Daylight: "Devil in a Blue Dress"

Detection by Daylight: "Devil in a Blue Dress"

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Los Angeles of the late 1940s, Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has lost his job when a man walks in offering good money if he will simply locate a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. This book won several 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. Titles are available at Maze Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Presumed Innocent"

Detection by Daylight: "Presumed Innocent"

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

Rusty Sabich's boss, the DA, is in a bitter campaign for re-election, and a fellow prosecutor has been brutally murdered. The investigation uncovers corruption, deceit, depravity, and incompetence in a large midwestern city that sounds very familiar. First in a series of books about Kindle County.

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 Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Maze 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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