Calvin Trillin's fond, wry, and affecting memoir of his father, Abe, looks at a stubborn man who was given to swearing off things -- coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were not yellow in color. Although Abe Trillin had a strong vision of the sort of person he wanted his son to be, his explicit advice about how to behave didn't go beyond an almost lackadaisical, "You might as well be a mensch." Somehow, though, Abe's messages got through clearly. Admirers of Calvin Trillin's unerring sense of the American character will be entertained and touched by this quietly powerful memoir.
Retracing Michael Rockefeller's steps, journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to solve a decades-old mystery and illuminate a culture transformed by years of colonial rule. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
A grisly discovery is made deep in an Irish peat bog -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a red-haired young woman. Has she been buried for decades, centuries, or longer? Who is she and why was she killed? American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are called in to investigate, only to find that the girl's violent death may have shocking ties to the present. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
In a remote Russian province in the late nineteenth century, Bishop Mitrofanii must deal with a family crisis. After learning that one of his great aunts beloved and rare white bulldogs has been poisoned, the Orthodox bishop knows there is only one detective clever enough to investigate the murder: Sister Pelagia. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
An obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Chief Inspector Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French.
Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Candi from Yoga Where UR will get kids moving, stretching and feeling good. Bring a mat, if you have one (we'll have some on hand, too). Namaste! Best for ages 5+. Registration required.
Instructors from Terra Incognito will help you make your own clay masterpiece! Best for ages 5+. Registration necessary.
Come play! Dolls and accessories provided.
Come play! LEGOs and DUPLOs provided.