As the library’s renovations are coming to the end, I’m looking forward to January and the start up of both our Tuesday Morning and Tuesday Evening Book Groups. We will be meeting regularly in the front half of the 2nd floor Meeting Room, which is still being remodeled as I write. Due to lack of meeting space we didn’t have our usual Joint Book Group Gathering in December, but I will bring cookies to our January discussions, and offer building tours.
On January 19 at 10:00 am, the Tuesday Morning Book Group will discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson, about the last voyage of the Lusitania in May, 1915. Here’s my earlier review of Larson’s gripping real-life adventure story.
On January 26 at 7:00 pm, the Tuesday Evening Book Group will discuss Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, set in the New York City offices of a food magazine, and with a mystery in the form of letters written to chef James Beard during World War II. Here’s my earlier review.
The Crime Readers are meeting at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien on Thursday, January 21 to discuss Grave Mistake, by Ngaio Marsh. The discussion begins at 7:00 pm, with optional dinner at 6:00 pm. The Crime Readers are co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library.