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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion:Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science o

Join us at Maze to discuss Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.This book records Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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The Mysterious History of England : The Queen’s Head

Join us at Maze to discuss The Queen’s Head by Edward Marston. 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, is a time of terror and triumph, not just for Queen Elizabeth and her court but for the whole of England. The turmoil is reflected in its theatres like London’s “The Queen’s Head” where Lord Westfield’s Men perform. The scene there grows even more tumultuous when one of the actors is murdered by a mysterious stranger during a brawl and Nicholas Bracewell starts to investigate.

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The Mysterious History of England: Dissolution

This month's mystery is Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiraled out of control with the murder of the king’s commissioner and Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, is sent to investigate.
Copies of Dissolution will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. This book discussion is part of our lunchtime series "The Mysterious History of England" Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Owls and More Show!

Owls, and hawks, and falcons, oh my! Stillman Nature Center's Mark Spreyer introduces us to a variety of birds of prey and discusses how they contribute to the ecosystems of Illinois. Best for ages 6+. Register each attendee beginning March 26.

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

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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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Join us at Maze to discuss Jane Addams: Spirit in Action by Louise W. Knight.Jane Addams was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House--a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather--Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americans seeking social justice.

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The Mysterious History of England : Death and the Chapman

Bring your lunch and join us in our discussion of Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley. Set in 1471 during the reign of Edward IV. Roger Chapman (failed monastic turned itinerant peddler) stumbles upon the disappearance of several men from the same tavern, finds himself caught up in the mystery and incurs the indebtedness of the king and his brother, the Duke of York.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion:Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh
First described in Freakonomics, this is the story of how a University of Chicago grad student managed to gain entrée into the Black Kings street gang and what he learned about the crack-selling business and the gang’s complex organizational structure.
Copies of Gang Leader for a Day 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.

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