Book Group

What's Cooking?

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 Bon Appetit - August, 2013, and our recipe choice is Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Pickled Onions. Copies of the magazine are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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What's Cooking?

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 Bubby's Brunch Cookbook by Ron Silver, and our recipe choice is Green Eggs and Ham. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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genre X: How Music Works

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. May's selection is How Music Works by David Byrne. Join us to discuss at Kinderhook Tap, 800 S. Oak Park Ave.

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

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

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

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What's Cooking?

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 Pioneer Woman Cooks: A year of Holidays by Ree Drummond, and our recipe choice is My Favorite Pasta Salad. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Home Game

When author Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. Feeling like a stranger in a strange land, he often felt puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, instead he often felt indifferent.

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Southern Fiction: The Secret of Magic

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic 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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Southern Fiction: Queen Sugar

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
What would you do with 800 acres of Louisiana sugarcane?

Copies of Queen Sugar 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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Read & Reflect - Mountains Beyond Mountains

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. In Mountains Beyond Mountains Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracey Kidder takes you from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people's minds through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity". A true story about a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. All are welcome to attend.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: 1776

Join us at Maze to discuss 1776 by David McCullough. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative.
Copies of 1776 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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