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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
Blame
Title
Blame
Author
Michelle Huneven
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Twenty-seven year-old Patsy Maclemoore is a college professor and an alcoholic. Waking up one morning in jail, she jokingly asks her lawyer , "What did I do, kill someone?" But it's no joke. Two people are dead, and Patsy has no memory of the night before. Patsy changes drastically as she grapples with guilt, blame, and the consequences of her choices. Decades later another event changes everything...or does it ?  Blame
Recommendation
Yes
Dangerous to Know
Title
Dangerous to Know
Author
Tasha Alexander
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Part of Tasha Alexander's "Lady Emily Ashton" series. This one takes place in northern France, which was nice because I don't know much about the area of the world. The mystery was tricky but the characters are a little flat.  Dangerous to Know
Recommendation
Yes
Bathroom Ideas that Work
Title
Bathroom Ideas that Work
Author
Scott Gibson
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Planning a bathroom remodel and I found the kitchen version of this book imminently useful when planning a kitchen renovation. It covers layout, finishes, and renovation issues and has lots of photos for ideas.  Bathroom Ideas that Work
Recommendation
Yes
Title
Irenaeus, the Valentinian gnostics and the kingdom of God
Author
Mark Jeffery Olson
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Olson provides a prudent if predictable analysis of Irenaeus' position against the gnostic belief of corruption in creation.
Recommendation
Yes
The English American
Title
The English American
Author
Alison Larkin
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Semiautobiographical story about a young adopted woman's search for her birth parents and how things rarely turn out the way you anticipate. Decent beach read.  The English American
Recommendation
No