One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am

For caregivers with young children. Toys and books will be provided for babies and toddlers while grown-ups participate in a library-led book discussion about Between the World and Me, a National Book Award-winning title, in which Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A series of murders in 1865 Boston, inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno, brings together a group of America's Dante scholars--H. W. Longfellow, O. W. Holmes, J. R. Lowell, and J. T. Fields--to solve the mystery. 

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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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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Words on Wednesday: "Story of a Secret State"

Words on Wednesday: "Story of a Secret State"

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

This best-selling memoir gives a full account of the Nazi occupation of Poland by Jan Karski, a young courier in the Polish Underground. This nonfiction book, which reads like a suspense thriller, is an incredible testimony of one man's courage and a country's struggle against Nazi oppression. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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