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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.

The House At The Edge Of Night by Catherine Banner

Tuesday, May 15, 2 pm

A moving and charming family saga of four generations living on an ancient island off the coast of Sicily. The engaging characters pass on mystical island legends as they serve coffee and limoncellos to locals and visitors at their bar, while living through World Wars I and II, the Fascist period, and the recession of 2009.

 

The Lost City Of The Monkey God: True Story by Douglas J. Preston

Tuesday, June 19, 2 pm

An ancient curse, a centuries old legend and a stunning medical mystery are featured in this absolutely true eyewitness account of one of the greatest discoveries of the twenty- first century, the fabled Ciudad Blanca (The White City).

 

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Tuesday, July 17, 2 pm

This is a psychological thriller/love story written by one of Japan’s best-selling crime novelists. It’s a cat-and-mouse story in which a veteran police detective matches wits with a brilliant rookie criminal.

 

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Tuesday, August 21, 2 pm

A private space exploration company is mounting a manned mission to Mars. In preparation a trio of international astronauts set out on a devised, 17 month simulation, in a Utah desert.

Dealing with the real and unreal they and their loved ones are pushed to the limit.

 

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.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 6 pm

This marvelous, gorgeously illustrated book shows how to use basic building blocks to rethink how to cook.  Pick out your recipe at the Reference Desk by May 9.

Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales

 

 

Thursday, June 21, 6 pm

This beautiful cookbook offers interpretations of classic Russian dishes. Pick out your recipe by June 14.

Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South by Von Diaz

 

 

Thursday, July 19, 6 pm

In this cookbook, Puerto Rican home cooking is viewed through the lens of the southern pantry.  Pick out your recipe by July 12.

The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey by Marvin Gapultos

 

 

Thursday, August 16, 6 pm

Learn the vibrant, multifaceted cuisine of the Philippines from this cookbook.  Pick out your recipe by August 9.

Friday Film Discussion

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

Faces Places (2017)

June 15

Octogenarian filmmaker Agnes Varda travels through rural France, getting to know the locals in this extremely charming documentary.

 

BPM (2017)

July 20

This engrossing drama follows the lives and political activities of AIDS activists in 1990s Paris.

 

The Work (2017)

August 17

A group of convicts participate in an intensive therapy session in this searing, emotional documentary.

 

After Hours Book Club

Fourth Saturday of every other month at 5:30 pm

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

May 26

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

July 28

After her husband is revealed to be a serial killer, Gina Royal assumes a new identity and moves to remote Stillhouse Lake. When threatening letters arrive, Gwen does everything she can to protect her kids from a menacing stalker.