What's Cooking?

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a cookie exchange this month! Select a cookie recipe from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich, make 72 cookies (or more!) and bring them to swap for other delicious treats! Bring a container to take home your scrumptious cookies. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking

Sunday, February 8, 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 "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas, and our recipe choice is Cauliflower Bisque. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking

Sunday, January 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 "Herbivoracious" by Michael Natkin, and our recipe choice is Caribbean Lentil Stuffed Flatbread. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Journey with Oak Park local, Ernest Hemingway to 1920s Paris and Spain, visiting cafes, fishing in streams, and witnessing the running of the bulls. Traveling with a cast of characters, Hemingway gives us a glimpse into the lives of "the lost generation."

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Read & Reflect: "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this month's selection, fans of the series "Downton Abbey" will be lured in by a peek into the British aristocracy. Through diaries, letters, photographs and more, the author and current resident of Highclere Castle (where the series is filmed), the Countess of Carnarvon takes us on a journey through one family's history. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Mysterious History of England: Full Dark House

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

Join us to discuss Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of
eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it
means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an
eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. This
is the first in the Bryant & May series.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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The Mysterious History of England: "A Test of Wills"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to discuss "A Test of Wills" by Charles Todd.The year is 1919 and King George V reigns. The “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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genre X: Woke Up Lonely

Tuesday, November 25, 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. November's selection is Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel.

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.

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

Brown Bag: "The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

All is not well in Belle Vue, a village in the Belgian Congo. A horrible storm has literally divided the community in half. Long time residents begin to disappear and a sudden influx of strangers is just arriving. Danger seems to be everywhere. Once again, American missionary Amanda, Police Chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-woman wife, Cripple, team up to investigate. To figure out the mysteries of the present, they must first become embroiled in a mystery from the past which involved bizarre sexual rituals and cannibalism.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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