It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above...So begins this suspenseful series debut by Ann Cleeves featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. 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 in this dazzling crime novel debut by Erin Hart. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, "A Spy Among Friends" is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. "I Am Malala" will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Inspector Singh, a fat, slightly bumbling, but truly lovable detective, is in a bad mood. Hes been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Fans of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" will be charmed by this series from Shamini Flint. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Be the hero of your own story! Learn fundamentals of creating comics, and then make one inspired by real life events. No previous skill necessary.
This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm! All ages.
Meet and greet for new friends of the farmers' market to ask questions and sign up to volunteer.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's classic story with games, treats and lots of fun! Best for ages 5+. Registration necessary.
Instructors from Whole Foods Market River Forest are here with simple, delicious treats. Each child will make special goodies to enjoy during class or to take home. Ages 5+. Registration necessary.