Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM. No registration required, participation encouraged.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — January 9th
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — February 13th
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — March 13th
The dog stars by Peter Heller — April 10th
The round house by Louise Erdrich — May 8th
Good omens [sound recording] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. .
Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find to the Appalachian Trail. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
Confessions of a shopaholic [sound recording] by Sophie Kinsella
Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how-- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills
Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams
Seven letters from Paris: a memoir by Samantha Vérant
The art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell ; foreword by Audrey Niffenegger
Victoria: a life by A.N. Wilson
I must say: my life as a humble comedy legend by Martin Short ; with David Kamp
So anyway... by John Cleese
The wild truth by Carine McCandless
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan (January 19)
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (February 16)
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline (March 16)
Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (April 20)
Big little lies by Liane Moriarty (May 18)
Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman (June 15)
Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (July 20)
Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking
Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson
Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin
How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke
For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it
The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry
Nothing is true and everything is possible: the surreal heart of the new Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
Captive paradise: a history of Hawai'i by James L. Haley
Paper love: searching for the girl my grandfather left behind by Sarah Wildman
The last original wife [large print] by Dorothea Benton Frank
From thin air [large print] by Carolyn Brown
The amazing Mrs. Pollifax [large print] by Dorothy Gilman
Hummingbird lake [large print]: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Home to Harmony [large print] by Philip Gulley
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
Join us Saturday January 17th at 1:00 PM to take a tour through our Library's emedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks.
Learn the basics of how to check out free library ebooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Join us Saturday, January 3rd from 10:00am-11:30am.
Join us Thursday, January 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.