Taste Buds Cookbook Club

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Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Taste Buds Cookbook Club on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m.! The theme will be appetizers.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a

magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents–but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals–in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country–Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about The Gingerbread Man by gingerbread man 2Maggie Shayne.

The discovery of the bodies of two missing children in an abandoned house sends Detective Vincent O’Mally to a small town in upstate New York, where he meets Holly Newman, a young woman whose sister had been abducted and murdered years earlier, and becomes convinced that the earlier killing is linked to his own case.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

the-trouble-with-goats-and-sheep-9781501121906_hrJoin us on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon.

England 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing. The neighbors blame her disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced. Inspired by the local vicar, they take matters into their own hands and go looking for God–believing that if they find Him they might also find Mrs. Creasy. Grace and Tilly go door to door in search of clues. As they try to make sense of what they’ve seen and heard, a complicated history of deception begins to emerge.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group

lovingfrankJoin us on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.

Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.hidden figures

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space.

Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had shots at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (1998).a walk in the woods

Following his return to America after twenty years in Great Britain, the author decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which provided him with the opportunity to test his own powers of ineptitude while witnessing the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

 

Outer Edge Book Club: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.

The Outer Edge meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join us for fun and lively discussions of great books, please write Meghan Harmon at mharmon@chathamlib.org and she will order next month’s book for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/OuterEdge

Next Monday, April 17th we will be discussing A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge’s career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind’s potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these “regions of thought,” but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.forgotten-room-karen-white-beatriz-williams-lauren-willig-out-jan-19

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig.

In 1945, when the critically wounded Captain Ravenel is brought to a private hospital in Manhattan, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery connecting three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.