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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Body in the LibraryTitle to be discussed: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Date of meeting: Monday, July 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Miss Marple investigates the death of a stylish blonde who is found murdered in front of a library hearth at Grossington Hall.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Persuasion

Title to be discussed: Persuasion, by Jane Austen. Date of meeting: Monday, June 7, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories.

Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon...

Dance of SpicesThese are some of the well-known spices used in Indian cooking, but there are many more that may not easily bring to mind a familiar scent or flavor. India has a long and rich tradition of delicious food, well-known for its variation and complexity. We invite you to sample some recipes selected from the Indian cookbooks in the HCPL collection at A Taste of India, on Tuesday, May 25, at 5 PM.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Tan veloz como el deseo / Swift as Desire

Title to be discussed: Tan veloz como el deseo by Laura Esquivel. Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 18, at 6 PM. Summary: Laura Esquivel regresa con una novela de gran belleza y compasion. Mientras Como agua para chocolate se baso en la vida de su madre, en Tan veloz como el deseo Esquivel hace un trabajo de ficcion acerca de la vida de su padre en Mexico. Nacido con la curiosa habilidad de entender los mensajes ocultos en los sentimientos humanos, Don Jubilo se convierte en un traductor que ayuda a otros a solucionar problemas de comunicacion en sus relaciones.

Now that tax season is over and we can all relax...

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

We invite you to look at our May calendar and see the exciting activities we have planned for Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library. Click on the Branch Calendar link at the top of the page.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Nectar in a SieveTitle to be discussed: Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya. Date of meeting: Monday, May 10, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed: La Atrevida: el ultimo capitulo de la historia de Gloria Trevi y el escandalo que fascino al mundo by Christopher McDougall, translated by Ana del Corral. Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 PM.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

A Fine Dark LineTitle to be discussed: A Fine Dark Line by Joe R. Lansdale. Date of meeting: Monday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: The time is the summer of 1958, the place is Dewmont, Texas. For blissfully ignorant thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of an old trove of passionate yet troubled love letters that lead him to a long-ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed:  Delirio by Laura Restrepo.  Date of meeting:  Tuesday, March 23, at 6 PM.  Summary:  Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone crazy. Having no idea what could have happened during his absence, and hoping to help her overcome this crisis, he begins to investigate, what he discovers are deep and disturbing facts hidden in the past of the woman he loves. Delirio is a story of love and madness, mysteries and secrets in the midst of the breakdown of Colombian society. The author shows an uncommon narrative energy, in which the suspense is held until a hopeful end that closes a beautiful novel. Wonderfully constructed, magnificently narrated and brilliantly developed.

A Taste of Africa

Map of AfricaDon't miss our Black History Month program this Monday, February 22, at 6:00 PM, in the Baldwin Boettcher Library meeting room.  We'll be hosting local chef Dee Ekemode as she presents a sampling of traditional cuisine from Africa.  You can register here online or call the library at 281-821-1320. 

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