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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Detection by Daylight: "The Black Echo"

Detection by Daylight: "The Black Echo"

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

Harry Bosch was a Vietnam "tunnel rat" and is now beneath Los Angeles searching for the killer of a comrade in arms. First Harry Bosch novel and winner of Anthony and Edgar 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.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 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 Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet by Padma Lakshmi, and our recipe choice is Red Snapper with Green Apple and Mint Chutney. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "A Great Deliverance"

Detection by Daylight: "A Great Deliverance"

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

Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, and the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers have been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry." First in the series. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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The Lives They Lived: "Deep Down Dark"

The Lives They Lived: "Deep Down Dark"

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Crises of faith are the dominant theme of Héctor Tobar's Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, which tells the story of the 33 miners who were buried for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine in 2010.
With his exclusive access to the survivors, Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, graphically recounts the quandaries that beset the men, as well as their families camped out at the mine's entrance, the officials, and rescue crews, as a worldwide audience watched. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "Story of a Secret State"

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. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Brown Bag: "Skull Mantra"

Brown Bag: "Skull Mantra"

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this culturally nuanced story by Eliot Pattison is set in a Tibetan work gulag holding Buddhist monks and a few Chinese political prisoners. After a grisly discovery near the prison, a disgraced police inspector from Beijing is compelled by the local party boss to investigate. In his search for the truth, he finds himself caught between local beliefs, brutal Communist Party policies, and a nearby American mining project. 

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Lean In"

Read & Reflect: "Lean In"

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's most powerful women in business, looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace. 

Location: 
Dole Branch
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What's Cooking? "The New Midwestern Table"

What's Cooking? "The New Midwestern Table"

Sunday, October 11, 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 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
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