Book Group

Words on Wednesday: One Book, One Oak Park's "Moonwalking With Einstein"

Science journalist Joshua Foer’s best-selling "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything" was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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Read & Reflect: One Book, One Oak Park's Moonwalking with Einstein

Science journalist Joshua Foer’s best-selling title "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything" was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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genre X: Moonwalking with Einstein

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. June's selection is premier One Book, One Oak Park title Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. Join us to discuss at Fuego Loco, 722 Lake St.

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

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The Mysterious History of England : The Nicholas Bracewell Mysteries

Join us at Maze to discuss the Nicholas Bracewell mysteries. It is 1588 and Queen Elizabeth I is on the throne of England. Theater companies are sprouting up but can easily be shut down if their plays do not conform to the politics of the time. Matters become dangerous when one of the acting company is murdered. Lord Westfield's Men is managed by Nicholas Bracewell who must investigate all manner of crimes connected with this theater group.

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What's Cooking?

Join us for a cookie exchange this month! Select a cookie recipe from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich, make 72 cookies 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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What's Cooking?

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 Bon Appetit - August, 2013, and our recipe choice is Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Pickled Onions. Copies of the magazine are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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What's Cooking?

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 Bubby's Brunch Cookbook by Ron Silver, and our recipe choice is Green Eggs and Ham. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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genre X: How Music Works

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. May's selection is How Music Works by David Byrne. Join us to discuss at Kinderhook Tap, 800 S. Oak Park Ave.

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

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

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

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What's Cooking?

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 Pioneer Woman Cooks: A year of Holidays by Ree Drummond, and our recipe choice is My Favorite Pasta Salad. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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