Discover delicious new recipes with our Holiday Recipe Exchange. The kiosk will be near the front entrance of the library from early November through late December.
Take home a new recipe or two for your holiday table!
On Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter — While Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloging the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion — Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, designs the Wife Project: a sixteen-page survey to find his perfect partner. Don quickly disqualifies Rosie Jarman as a candidate, but agrees help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you.
The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
Messy: a novel by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Hollyweird by Terri Clark
The art of wishing by Lindsay Ribar
Broadway lights: a novel by Jen Calonita
Love me by Rachel Shukert
So much it hurts by Monique Polak
Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
The trouble with flirting by Claire LaZebnik
The redhead revealed by Alice Clayton
Actors anonymous: a novel by James Franco
A decent interval by Simon Brett
Lucky break: a novel by Esther Freud
Box office poison by Phillipa Bornikova
From Notting Hill with love - actually by Ali McNamara
An accidental affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
Not without you by Harriet Evans
The book of salt [electronic resource] by Monique Truong
The recipe box [electronic resource] by Sandra Lee
A taste for murder [electronic resource] by Claudia Bishop
The sweet life in paris [electronic resource] by David Lebovitz
Life, on the line [electronic resource]: [a chef''s story of chasing greatness, facing death, and redefining the way we eat] by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
Cooked [electronic resource] [a natural history of transformation] by Michael Pollan