Detection by Daylight: "Rebecca"

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." are the famous opening words of Daphne du Maurier's suspense-filled mystery. The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter is haunted by the first wife whose memory is preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
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 Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Killings at Badger's Drift"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Robert Galbraith's debut mystery novel, Cormoran Strike, a wounded veteran of the recent Afghan War, is barely surviving as a private investigator. Then a client arrives who wants him to investigate the police-ruled suicide of his sister -- a world-famous super model.

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 Library one month before discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

Detection by Daylight: "Crocodile on the Sandbank"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Robert Galbraith's debut mystery novel, Cormoran Strike, a wounded veteran of the recent Afghan War, is barely surviving as a private investigator. Then a client arrives who wants him to investigate the police-ruled suicide of his sister -- a world-famous super model.

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 Library one month before discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

Discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing" at Val's Halla Records

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join other One Book, One Oak Park readers to discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder. This book discussion will be held at Val's Halla Records, 239 Harrison St., a neighborhood favorite and one of the Oak Park locations mentioned in Snyder's book.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Location: 
Offsite
Val's Halla Records

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.

Location: 
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

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: "Five Days at Memorial"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us at Maze to discuss "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" by Sheri Fink. As the flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, patients, staff, and families who sheltered in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital faced a crisis far worse than the storm itself. Without power, an evacuation plan, or strong leadership, caregiving became chaotic, and exhausted doctors and nurses found it difficult to make even the simplest decisions. Unfortunately, when it came to making the hardest decisions, some of them seem to have failed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Mysterious History of England: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron. It's 1803 and due to the madness of King George, England is about to come under the Regency of the Prince-Regent (soon to be George IV). "Jane Austen," now 28, is compelled to find out the truth behind the death of her friend's very wealthy husband.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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