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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.

Saints For All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Tuesday, December 18, 2 pm

Love, secrets and sacrifice come into play in this sweeping multi-generational saga.

Nora and Theresa Flynn leave Ireland to journey to America. In Boston they take different paths, ones they never expected.

 

 

A Death in Eden by Keith McCaffery

Tuesday, January 15, 2 pm

Someone is building huge scarecrows along Montana’s Smith River, protesting a proposed copper mine. State investigator Harold Little Feather is intent to solve the mystery.

 

 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

February 19, 2 pm

A former POW comes home from the Vietnam war dealing with PTSD. He impulsively moves his family to Alaska and soon the homesteaders’ lives begin to fracture.

 

 

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.

Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

 

 

Thursday, December 20, 6 pm

The Cookbook Club favorite returns with a collection of (relatively) easy dishes. Pick out your recipe by December 13.

Cooking South of the Clouds:Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province by Georgia Freedman

 

 

Thursday, January 17, 6 pm

 

This cookbook offers a glimpse into the cuisine of one of the most diverse Chinese provinces. Pick out your recipe by January 10.

Basque Country: A Culinary Journey Through a Food Lover’s Paradise by Marti Buckley

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 6 pm

 

The traditional food of northern Spain is explored in this beautiful book. Pick out your recipe by February 14.

Friday Film Discussion

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

Minding the Gap (2018)

January 4

A group of Rockford-based skateboarders grapple with domestic violence in this moving documentary.

 

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017)

February 1

In this fascinating, personal documentary, the filmmaker investigates the  ramifications of his great-grandfather’s murder of an African-American man.

 

After Hours Book Club

Fourth Saturday of every other month at 5:30 pm

Saturday, January 26, 5:30 pm – Pantheon – Hamish Steele AND Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

Saturday, January 26

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