Brown Bag: "Silent Voices"

Brown Bag: "Silent Voices"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

When Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim's throat. When she and her team discover that the victim worked in social services, and had been involved in a shocking case involving a young child, it then appears that the two are somehow connected.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "The Third Coast"

Read & Reflect: "The Third Coast"

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

Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes
out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew
into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains,
nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of
people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and
factory. Between the end of World War II and 1960, Mies van der Rohe's glass
and steel architecture became the face of corporate America, Ray Kroc's

Location: 
Dole Branch
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What's Cooking? "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen"

What's Cooking? "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen"

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen by Paul Prudhomme. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.  Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
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Location: 
Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Words on Wednesday: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

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.  Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.
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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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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