Read & Reflect - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas. The universe functioned without the aid of gods, religious fear was damaging to human life, and matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect - The Warmth of Other Suns

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from World War I to the 1970s. Interviewing more than 1,200 people, she focuses mainly on the personal stories of three Southern African-Americans who uprooted their lives to move to other parts of America.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Brown Bag - The Copenhagen Connection

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Elizabeth Jones works at a publisher's publicity department hoping to impress her bosses with her own writing. Taking a vacation to Copenhagen from her publishing PR job, she meets her idol the infamous Countess Margaret Rosenberg, Nobel Prize-winning historian/novelist/feminist. Once in Copenhagen, things take a turn for the bizarre, with Margaret’s weird and crazy behavior. Elizabeth is introduced to Christian, Margaret’s son, who is as uptight and snobbish as his mother is a free spirit.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Words on Wednesday: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

What do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss and Rosa Parks all have in common? They are introverts. And so are at least one third of all the people we know. Through research and real stories, Cain shows that being a "wallflower" is an excellent predictor for leadership, intelligence and success. Join us to discuss this well-crafted book.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry "

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A. J. Fikry, the irritable owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years. He has given up on people, and even the books in his store are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. That is until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. Join us to discuss this bestseller.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

What's Cooking?

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 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 Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman, and our recipe choice is Jerk Chicken. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

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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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What's Cooking?

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 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 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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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Maze to take a wonderful journey back to our Southern roots!Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.Will wings help these four women break free from their lives in Charleston, South Carolina?

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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