The Mystery Continues

The new year will find us in Paris, France.  We will be looking at the book, Death du Jour by Lou Jane Temple.  The setting is in Paris and this book is part of the Spice Box Mystery series.  So if you like mysteries and historical fiction, please join us for our trip to 18th century Paris.  The book club will be meeting on January 20th at 2 pm.  Come enjoy a lively discussion and a crepe a la martine.

Wednesday Movies Showcase Stars

The SunThe Classic Cinema Club meets once a month at Baldwin Boettcher on a Wednesday at 2 PM to watch a not-so-new but treasured movie on our large screen in the library's meeting room. On January 6, we invite you to join us for a screening of an Oscar winning film from 1951, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, based on Theodore Dreiser's novel, An American Tragedy.

Gluten-Free Diet Program

Do you need more information about a gluten-free diet?  Would you like to taste test some recipes made special for the gluten-free diet?  Find out about some support groups that are available out there for those who suffer from the Celiac Disease.  January 26th at 5 pm, the Baldwin Boettcher Library will present a Gluten-Free Diet program which will offer some recipes for those who like to entertain. Come share your experiences with us.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

La casa en Mango StreetTitle to be discussed by our bilingual book club: La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Date of meeting: Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 6 PM. Summary: Elogiado por la crítica, admirado por lectores de todas las edades, en escuelas y universidades de todo el país y traducido a una multitud de idiomas, La casa en Mango Street es la extraordinaria historia de Esperanza Cordero.

Seasonal Joys

ornamentsWe hear a lot these days about stress during the holidays, and it's true there can be enormous pressures and expectations during this time. But there are also wonderful moments to warm our hearts, such as walking past this tree decorated with ornaments made by the children attending our story times. Just seeing the creative energy and love the children have put into this craft activity gives me a surge of endorphins every time I walk by the tree. On your next trip to Baldwin Boettcher, we invite you to take a long moment to look at these creations by our community's little ones and see if you don't find yourself smiling.