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    Discussion Groups

    Books Alive! Book Discussion

    Third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm. Copies of the books will be available one month before the meeting.

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis

    December 17, 2 pm

    A Frenchwoman in England is recruited to engage in espionage in Vichy France in this true story about one of the most-decorated spies of World War II.

    Cookbook Club

    Pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook and share it with all at the meeting. A copy of the book will be available at the Reference Desk for you to pick out your recipe.

    The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider by Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying

     

     

    Thursday, December 19, 6 pm

     

    Get the celebrated American ramen master’s take on Japanese home cookery.

    Pick out your recipe at the Reference Desk by December 12.

    My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions by Gabriela Camara and Malena Watrous

     

     

    Thursday, January 23, 6 pm

     

    This cookbook offers vibrant versions of contemporary Mexican food.

    Pick out your recipe at the Reference Desk by January 16.

    The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop

     

     

    Thursday, February 20, 6 pm

     

    Learn about one of China’s most complex regional cuisines in this updated version of one of the most important cookbooks of the past 20 years.

    Pick out your recipe at the Reference Desk by February 14.

    Friday Film Discussion

    First Friday of every month during the summer at 7:00 pm

    A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold 

    December 6

    A community arts organization fights for survival in this sprawling, two-part comedy/drama.

     

    A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While

    January 3

    A community arts organization fights for survival in this sprawling, two-part comedy/drama.

     

    Monrovia, Indiana

    February 7

    Master filmmaker Frederick Wiseman offers a sensitive portrayal of rural, “red-state” America in this fascinating documentary.

     

    After Hours Book Club

    Third Saturday of every other month at 5:30 pm

     

     

    I, Claudia – Mary McCoy 

    Saturday, January 18

    Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting.