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Title
Date
Monday, October 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description

4th Monday Schedule

October 23, 2017 - Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler

November 27, 2017 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

December - NO MEETING 

January 22, 2018 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

February 26, 2018 - The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

March 26, 2018 - Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

April 23, 2018 - The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

May - NO MEETING 

June 25, 2018 - Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins


Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
No reading lists, no scrambling for copies, no hassles! The Deconstructed Book Club is a monthly gathering of people who love to read and to have lively discussions about books. Central Library's Danis Houser brings a batch of her latest favorites to present to the group, and then DCB members discuss their own recommendations. Books of all genres are welcome, and we encourage selections that are not typical book club fare. Registration is appreciated!
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Girls by Emma Cline.

A riveting and lyrical coming-of-age novel inspired by the girls of the Manson cult and the summer of 1969; a beautifully written debut by a writer to watch.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.                         

Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for this fun mason jar craft and carry moonbeams home in a jar!

There will be a $5 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, 127 minutes, Rated PG-13, 2017.

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.





Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

This safety pin bracelet is quite easy to make, but oh so stylish! Join us to create and connect with new friends. $18.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Thanksgiving Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, November 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description

4th Monday Schedule

October 23, 2017 - Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler

November 27, 2017 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

December - NO MEETING 

January 22, 2018 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

February 26, 2018 - The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

March 26, 2018 - Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

April 23, 2018 - The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

May - NO MEETING 

June 25, 2018 - Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins


Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.


This work established Chandler as the master of the 'hard-boiled' detective novel, and his articulate and literary style of writing won him a large audience, which ranged from the man in the street to the most sophisticated intellectual (source: Goodreads).

Limited copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk of the Woods branch.





Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Artist Amy Jorgensen of Woven Treasures will instruct how to craft this seasonal decorative piece.  $10.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
No reading lists, no scrambling for copies, no hassles! The Deconstructed Book Club is a monthly gathering of people who love to read and to have lively discussions about books. Central Library's Danis Houser brings a batch of her latest favorites to present to the group, and then DCB members discuss their own recommendations. Books of all genres are welcome, and we encourage selections that are not typical book club fare. Registration is appreciated!
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description

Please join us for an evening with local author and librarian Annie Spence.  Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks is a Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.  A book signing will follow the presentation.


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, December 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Ming enchants his audiences with fascinating Chinese stories from the Middle Kingdom  bringing Asian culture to life.  He will take you on an adventure filled with stories, music and illusion as you escape to faraway places.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Bath salts are a great way to relax in the cold winter and make a great gift! Join us for this relaxing craft.

There will be a $5 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Eve - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
New Year's Eve - All Libraries Close at 5:00pm. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, January 01, 2018
Time
12:00 AM
Description
New Year's Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
2:30 PM
Description

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.

Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
No reading lists, no scrambling for copies, no hassles! The Deconstructed Book Club is a monthly gathering of people who love to read and to have lively discussions about books. Central Library's Danis Houser brings a batch of her latest favorites to present to the group, and then DCB members discuss their own recommendations. Books of all genres are welcome, and we encourage selections that are not typical book club fare. Registration is appreciated!
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Reviews
Ragtime
Title
Ragtime
Author
E.L.Doctorow
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
Perhaps a bit ambitious, but Doctorow's fictional snapshot of the USA in the early 1900s is informative & well -written. From Peary's grueling expedition to the North Pole to the internal struggles of Harry Houdini; J. Pierpont Morgan's domination of the industrial/financial world & the rise of Henry Ford to Emma Goldman & the Labor Movement's support of the Mexican Revolution to racial issues in the Jazz Age - Doctorow touches on these & many more persons & world- changing events. A worthwhile read...  Ragtime
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Condition of the Working Class in England
Author
Fredrick Engels
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
It is disturbing how many of the images brought forth in the book could apply to our urban centers in the United States today.
Recommendation
Yes
Fluke
Title
Fluke
Author
Christopher Moore
Genre
Humor
Rating
Review
I really enjoy Christopher Moore. This book was a bit more of a stretch for me than some others. Overall though, I enjoyed it.  Fluke
Recommendation
Yes
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Author
Ian McEwan
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
I enjoyed the first part of this book tremendously (written by Briony) the character in the book. It is rich with great acute details. The second half of the book takes on a very somber tone, and I did not enjoy it as much. Over all the book is crafted well and worth a read.
  Atonement
Recommendation
Yes
The Rival Queens
Title
The Rival Queens
Author
Nancy Goldstone
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is a very good biography of Catherine de'Medici and her daughter, Marguerite de Valois. This was a time when princesses were forced in marriage for dynastic reasons. Both had sad marriages and both played an important part in this history of Europe. Their story is most interesting and shows the character of both subjects.  The Rival Queens
Recommendation
Yes