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

Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Brown Bag: The Golden Egg

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In The Golden Egg, Commissario Brunetti looks into the suspicious death of a deaf and mentally handicapped man who worked at the neighborhood dry cleaners. Why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead? All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Destiny of a Republic

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President,by Candice Millard
Born into poverty, President James A. Garfield, four months after his inauguration, was shot by a deranged office seeker and thus began a fight over his medical care and a struggle for power in the administration.

Copies of Destiny of a Republic 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: Zone One

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. October's selection is Zone One by Colson Whitehead.

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

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

Location: 
Molly Malone's - Forest Park

Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Happiness Project

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sitting on the bus one day, author Gretchen Craft Rubin realizes her life is zipping along and wonders if she can't make her days happier. A "Resolution Chart" with specific activities for each month helped her define happiness and become happier with her very good life. The happiness project: why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun reflects a change of the mind, not a change of location.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Living Life Mindfully: Learning to Fall: The blessings of an imperfect life

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, Author Phillips Simmons shares his unexpected lessons in living, where he finds answers to life's deepest questions, from turtle behavior to Buddhist philosophy, and introduces the inhabitants of his small New England town. Learning to fall: The blessings of an imperfect life take readers on a journey of acceptance and letting go. Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully book discussion features a new non-fiction title each month.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

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