Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The Bonesetter's DaughterJoin us for a discussion of The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, on Monday, May 13, 6:30 pm.  Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit -- the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.  The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enable us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief.

From Russia with Love: Food and Faberge

Faberge EggsPlease join us on Monday, March 18, 6 pm, as we celebrate the cultural contributions of the Russian people.  First we’ll sample some traditional and new Russian recipes, and then we’ll make a Faberge egg greeting card.  You need bring only your appetite and your creativity.  This program is for all ages.   Need inspiration?

These books illustrate the beauty of the Faberge eggs:

Quick! I Need a Mystery!

Political SuicideLooking for a new audio mystery that’s not on a long waiting list?  Here are some suggestions to satisfy your healthy addiction to sleuthing and suspense:

The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The Martian ChroniclesPlease join us on Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of the science fiction classic, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.  Copies of the book are available at the branch.

Summary:  Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization.  It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow.  The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

Magic Show Fun

We had lots of fun with "The Joker" and his magic show last Saturday!  If you missed our program last Saturday, do not despair - you will have a chance to have fun with us on March 23rd at our Fancy Nancy Tea Party.