Book Group

Words on Wednesday: The Lost City of Z

In 1925, renowned British explorer Percy Fawcett led an exploration in the Amazon, and never came out. Author David Grann follows Fawcett, and the hundreds of others who followed in Fawcett's footsteps before they vanished, into the jungle in search of answers, and of the legendary city of El Dorado. Join us to discuss this tale of adventure.

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The Mysterious History of England : The Queen's Man

Bring your lunch and join us in our discussion of The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman. Set in 1193 during the reign of Richard Lionheart and under the regency of his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine. With Richard missing and John angling for the throne, Eleanor uses Justin de Quincy to uncover a brutal murderer and to unearth the sinister intrigues by John against her favorite son.

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Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - RESCHEDULED

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.

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Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather predicted 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.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Join us for wonderful conversation and awesome books! We will be reading "The Impossible Knife of Memory" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library.

We have traveled through the past, explored the future and stayed in the present. What will our next adventure be? The choice is yours.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Join us for wonderful conversation and awesome books! You picked "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library.

What will we be reading next? The choice is yours. All are welcome. No registration required.

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Brown Bag - The Flanders Panel

When Julia, an art restoration expert, discovers a hidden inscription in the corner of a 15th-century masterpiece, The Game of Chess created by a Flemish master painter; she sets out to solve the riddle Quis Necavit Equitem, Translation: Who killed the knight? As she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, and the sordid underside of the contemporary art world.

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Brown Bag - Started Early, Took My Dog

Recently retired from the police force, Tracey Waterhouse witnesses a prostitute abusing a child and in a moment of madness offers her cash for the kid. Meanwhile Brodie Jackson, a semi-retired Private Investigator adopts a dog by rescuing it from its abusive owner and then he undertakes a request from a woman in Australia to track down her biological parents. It doesn't take long, however, for both Tracy and Brodie to learn that they are both in way over their heads. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag - The Keeper of Lost Causes

Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets wounded him and destroyed the lives of two fellow cops. Recovering from the gunshot wounds, Carl is transferred to cold case Department Q. He is surprised when a case involving a missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead … yet. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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genre X: Master and Margarita - RESCHEDULED

The Jan. 28 discussion of The Master and Margarita was canceled due to extreme weather, but will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Genre X's regular schedule includes discussions on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. January's selection is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

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

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