The Lives They Lived: "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman," Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Massie tells the story of Catherine II, a German princess from a minor noble family who became the empress of Russia and ruled for 34 years. To escape her unhappy marriage to Peter III, Catherine began to read. "She had been a bright child; her languages then were French and German, [and] she learned Russian," Massie says. "She began to read the great philosophers of the French Enlightenment. And in that way, she developed a philosophy of rule."

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Detection by Daylight: "Crocodile on the Sandbank"

Tuesday, July 7, 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 "Crocodile on the Sandbank" by Elizabeth Peters.

Copies of "Crocodile on the Sandbank" will 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.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

Tuesday, June 2, 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 "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley.

Copies of "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" will 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.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker

Tuesday, May 5, 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 "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker.

Copies of "Promised Land" will 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.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust"

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "I Am Malala"

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. "I Am Malala" will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Inspector Singh, a fat, slightly bumbling, but truly lovable detective, is in a bad mood. He’s been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Fans of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" will be charmed by this series from Shamini Flint. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole 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: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Detection by Daylight : Fer-de-Lance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Copies of Fer-de-Lance will 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.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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genre X: The Lottery

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

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

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Location: 
Fat Duck - Forest Park

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