One Book, One Oak Park Book Discussion

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Copies of the book will be available at Dole Branch a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Brown Bag: "Acqua Alta"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Donna Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, Venice is the atmospheric backdrop to a case involving an American archaeologist and the murder of a museum director who was involved in the traffic of Chinese antiques. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect: "Behind the Gates of Gomorrah"

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Gorman State hospital, known locally as "Gomorrah," but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was reserved for the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. This account of his rookie year blends memoir with a narrative science, explaining both the aberrant mind and his own determination to remain in a job with a perilously steep learning curve.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In author Christopher Fowler's 11th entry in his "Peculiar Crimes Unit" mystery series, a teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall.

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