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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

December 6Title to be discussed:  December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith.  Date of meeting:  Monday, December 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, "December 6" explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism -- a prism held by the unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles. Raised by missionary parents, Harry should be as American as apple pie.

Wanted: Adults with Ideas

Do you have an idea for an adult program you’d like to see at the library? Maybe you would like to learn a new skill or try out a new hobby (Wii games for adults? cooking demos? learning a language?), or perhaps you’d enjoy meeting with other adults who share a common interest, such as quilting or creative writing. We would love to hear from you. Simply reply to this blog post, or fill out a comment card or talk to a staff member when you visit the library.  Let us know your ideas and also the day/time you are able to attend programs at the library.  We are already planning some exciting events for 2010. Your input will make the new year even better!

Gone to the Movies Lately?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieIf you have, then you know you can spend a small fortune for a couple of hours of fun, especially if you include popcorn and a soft drink. So if you come to the library to check out books and movies, why not plan your visit during one of our monthly movie screenings?  Enjoy a movie with popcorn, pick up your holds, and browse the shelves for even more materials to check out all in the same trip.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Firefly LaneTitle to be discussed:  Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.  Date of meeting:  Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  "In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all -- beauty, brains, ambition.

The Stories of Eva Luna Online Discussion

The Stories of Eva LunaIf you read The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, but were unable to make it to the discussion Monday night due to the thunderstorm, you are invited to post a comment here.  We will have an online book club meeting.  Now isn't technology great? 

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Mystery Book Club

Title to be discussed:  Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton. Date of Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, at 2 PM. Summary: To claim her inheritance, Lori Shepherd must first travel to England and unravel a mystery hidden in the estate of her deceased Aunt Dimity. This cozy, gentle read is the first in the author's Aunt Dimity series and is a delightful blend of mystery and ghost story. 

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Stories of Eva LunaTitle to be discussed:  The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende. Date of meeting: Monday, October 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: The title character tells a new story to her lover each night in this mesmerizing collection by the acclaimed Chilean author.

Hispanic Heritage Craft and Hot Chocolate Tasting

Young people 9 to 17 are invited to join us for a tissue flower craft tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, at 5 PM, during our "merienda" celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to the craft, we are inviting all ages to sample several varieties of hot chocolate, along with some sweet bread. This Spanish custom of enjoying a treat during the afternoon (especially chocolate!) sounds wonderful to me.  We will also have some live guitar music to fully set the mood and transport us mentally to Spain.

La Merienda -- Ah, the joys of chocolate!

I love chocolate and consider it essential to life. Needless to say, I think it is wonderful that the people of Spain devote time each afternoon to "la merienda," which is a light meal or snack, such as their very special hot chocolate along with sweet bread. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are having our very own merienda here at Baldwin Boettcher, at 5 PM on Tuesday, September 29. We will have several varieties of hot chocolate which may be new to you – so why not take time for a chocolate break and experience some new flavors along with us? This is a program for all family members.

Hispanic Heritage Events

Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 – October 15, and we have several programs planned here at Baldwin Boettcher.

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