Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Partly based on a true story, I Remember You: A Ghost Story, introduces Freyr, a young doctor, asked by the police to help investigate the apparent suicide of an elderly woman who was obsessed with Freyr's missing son. He becomes increasingly disturbed by what he finds out, especially when it involves the son he presumed dead.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover's book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Devil in a Blue Dress"

Detection by Daylight: "Devil in a Blue Dress"

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Los Angeles of the late 1940s, Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has lost his job when a man walks in offering good money if he will simply locate a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. This book won several awards for best first novel.

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 Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Words on Wednesday: "March" by Geraldine Brooks

Words on Wednesday: "March" by Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set during the U.S. Civil War, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is the story of a man, known only as March, who goes to war resolute in what he believes, only to have those beliefs questioned at every turn. March is also known as "Pop," the absent father of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Brooks excels in bringing history to life with rich characters and the detailed descriptions of the times in which they lived. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Brown Bag: "The Fatal Touch"

Brown Bag: "The Fatal Touch"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In the second installment of the Commissario Alec Blume series, Blume investigates the murder of the infamous art forger Henry Treacy. As the search continues, Blume finds various tools used by the forger, including biographical notes and several paintings. This discovery makes Blume suspect that there lies a more sinister plot.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover's book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
Event Type: 
Detection by Daylight: "Presumed Innocent"

Detection by Daylight: "Presumed Innocent"

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rusty Sabich's boss, the DA, is in a bitter campaign for re-election, and a fellow prosecutor has been brutally murdered. The investigation uncovers corruption, deceit, depravity, and incompetence in a large midwestern city that sounds very familiar. First in a series of books about Kindle County.

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 Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Cooking by Daylight

Cooking by Daylight

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

We're combining two book discussions this month (Detection by Daylight and What's Cooking?) for a thrilling culinary mashup. Our selections are Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanna Fluke and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White. Read one or both, and choose a recipe to make and to bring to our discussion. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

What's Cooking? "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 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 Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet by Padma Lakshmi, and our recipe choice is Red Snapper with Green Apple and Mint Chutney. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "A Great Deliverance"

Detection by Daylight: "A Great Deliverance"

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, and the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers have been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry." First in the series. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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The Lives They Lived: "Deep Down Dark"

The Lives They Lived: "Deep Down Dark"

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Crises of faith are the dominant theme of Héctor Tobar's Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, which tells the story of the 33 miners who were buried for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine in 2010.
With his exclusive access to the survivors, Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, graphically recounts the quandaries that beset the men, as well as their families camped out at the mine's entrance, the officials, and rescue crews, as a worldwide audience watched. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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