What's Cooking: "Nancy Drew's Cookbook"

What's Cooking: "Nancy Drew's Cookbook"

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll learn about a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is "Nancy Drew's Cookbook" by Carolyn Keene. 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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Maze Branch
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NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into The Beautiful North"

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into The Beautiful North"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore the world of Nayeli and learn about contemporary immigration issues with librarian Linda Ivy Miller.  An adventure-filled novel with unforgettable characters and radiant prose, "Into the Beautiful North" tells the story of nineteen-year-old Nayeli who finds herself on a quest to bring back her father and other men to repopulate her small Mexican Village.   She sees the American movie "Magnificent Seven" and decides to head north and bring back some men. Please join us to discuss this remarkable story by Luis Alberto Urrea. 

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Maze Branch
Words on Wednesday: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Words on Wednesday: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Learn about Hamilton's arduous journey and her success as a chef which
led her to win the "Best Chef NYC" award by the James Beard Foundation. Follow her life path from her childhood rural
kitchen; her excursions in France, Turkey, and Greece; all the way to her own

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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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
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. 

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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.

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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! 

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Maze Branch
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