The Lives They Lived: "Just Kids"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" takes us back to New York City and the Chelsea Hotel during the late sixties and seventies. Smith recounts her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their initiation into the New York art scene and all that it entailed during those tumultuous years. Join us as we discuss this National Book Award-winner that Joan Didion referred to as "so honest and pure as to count as a true rapture." Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Read & Reflect : "Savage Harvest"

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Retracing Michael Rockefeller's steps, journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to solve a decades-old mystery and illuminate a culture transformed by years of colonial rule. 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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Read & Reflect : "Grandma Gatewood's Walk"

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. 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: "Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In a remote Russian province in the late nineteenth century, Bishop Mitrofanii must deal with a family crisis. After learning that one of his great aunt’s beloved and rare white bulldogs has been poisoned, the Orthodox bishop knows there is only one detective clever enough to investigate the murder: Sister Pelagia. 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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What's Cooking?

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger, and our recipe choice is Sloppy Joes. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, August 9, 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 "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" by Martha Hall Foose, and our recipe choice is Proper Fried Chicken. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, July 12, 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 "Jerusalem" by Yotam Ottolenghi, and our recipe choice is Mejadra. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, June 14, 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 Simple Art of Eating Well" by Jessie Price, and our recipe choice is Mozzarella en Carrozza. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Brown Bag: "Patience of the Spider"

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

Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's crime novels are classics of the genre. Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from a gunshot wound, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he's ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Detection by Daylight : Rebecca

Tuesday, September 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 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Copies of Rebecca 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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