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.

Location: 
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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Detection by Daylight : Fer-de-Lance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Copies of Fer-de-Lance 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.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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genre X: The Lottery

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

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

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Location: 
Fat Duck - Forest Park

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: "Five Days at Memorial"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us at Maze to discuss "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" by Sheri Fink. As the flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, patients, staff, and families who sheltered in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital faced a crisis far worse than the storm itself. Without power, an evacuation plan, or strong leadership, caregiving became chaotic, and exhausted doctors and nurses found it difficult to make even the simplest decisions. Unfortunately, when it came to making the hardest decisions, some of them seem to have failed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Mysterious History of England: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron. It's 1803 and due to the madness of King George, England is about to come under the Regency of the Prince-Regent (soon to be George IV). "Jane Austen," now 28, is compelled to find out the truth behind the death of her friend's very wealthy husband.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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The Mysterious History of England : The Nicholas Bracewell Mysteries

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope...

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Author Anne Lamott explores how we can find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance. Even through the loud and frantic times, we are allowed to recapture wholeness after a loss and to locate our true identities. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - RESCHEDULED

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Nothing to Envy discussion will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm.

This months' book is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Following the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in the world today.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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