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Lunch & a Book January 2013

On Thursday, January 10 at Noon we will be discussing:

The shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón — Barcelona, 1945 — just after the war, Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console him, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 12 Saturday, January 26

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, February 9
  • Saturday, February 23

If you like Nora Roberts, try…

Millions of fans wait for Nora Roberts' lively books filled with romance, humor, and a little suspense here and there.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, December 8

Beginning Word 2007

An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 AM.

National Book Award Winners

Michigan's own Elmore Leonard was awarded The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the ceremony announcing the 2012 winners of the National Book Award.

The round house by Louise Erdrich




Holiday Recipe Exchange

Looking for a new dish for your holiday table? Want to share the great potluck dish everyone raved about at the last party you attended? Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones with our Holiday Recipe Exchange.

Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Holiday Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk from mid-November through late December. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.

If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.

Bon Appetit!

Lunch & a Book November 2012

On Thursday, November 8 at noon we'll be discussing:

The language of flowers: a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh — After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody and her only connection to the world is through flowers. She uses the Victorian language of flowers (originally developed to convey romance) to communicate grief, mistrust, and solitude. Praised by Booklist as "enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging", this debut novel creates a vivid portrait of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. 

Excel Basics

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Friday, November 9th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, November 10

2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author, Mo Yan. As one of mainland China's best known authors, Mo Yan has created over 10 novels and 80 short stories in his 30-year career. According to The Guardian he is "notable not only for his creative engagement with modern Chinese history but also, more simply, for his dedication to the craft of writing." You can check out his prize-winning works in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or English translation.

Big breasts and wide hips: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Life and death are wearing me out: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Wa by Mo Yan zhu

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, October 13th
  • Saturday, October 27th

Lunch & a Book October 2012

On Thursday, October 11 at noon we'll be discussing:

Turn of mind by Alice LaPlante — Dr. Jennifer White is the prime suspect in the murder of her life-long friend and neighbor, Amanda, but as she descends further into the later stages of dementia, it becomes unclear if her shattered memory is preventing her from remembering the truth or helping her hide it. Kirkus Reviews calls this book, "a haunting story masterfully told."