Brown Bag: "Haunted Ground"

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

A grisly discovery is made deep in an Irish peat bog -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a red-haired young woman. Has she been buried for decades, centuries, or longer? Who is she and why was she killed? American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are called in to investigate, only to find that the girl's violent death may have shocking ties to the present in this dazzling crime novel debut by Erin Hart. 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: "Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Inspector Singh, a fat, slightly bumbling, but truly lovable detective, is in a bad mood. He’s been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Fans of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" will be charmed by this series from Shamini Flint. 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, March 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 "Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel Presilla, and our recipe choice is Baked Rice with Pumpkin, Poblanos and Cilantro. 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, April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 Essential NY Times Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser, and our recipe choice is James Beard's Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. 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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Words on Wednesday: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A moving tale of an inner-city Newark kid who made it to Yale University, yet succumbed to old demons and economic realities. Join us to discuss this compelling story by bestselling author, Jeff Hobbs.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A captivating story about two people with little in common who find themselves catapulted in each other's lives. Blending humor and heartbreak, Moyes has crafted the perfect love story. Join us to discuss this remarkable novel.

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

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Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "Left to Tell"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In a firsthand account, "Left to Tell: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" author Immaculée Ilibagiza shares her experience during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. For 91 days Ilibagiza hid in a small bathroom with seven other women listening helplessly to the slaughter of nearly one million Tutsis - men, women, and children. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that she discovered the power of prayer and eventually let go of her fear of death and forged a profound and lasting relationship with God.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

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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Detection by Daylight: Indemnity Only

Tuesday, March 3, 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 Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky.

Copies of Indemnity Only 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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