Afternoon Delight Romance Book Club Wednesday, September 21, 12:15p

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This discussion will be a Zoom meeting.  Please email mweyeneth@dunlaplibrary.org for a meeting registration invite.

Meets quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

On Wednesday, September 21, we will be discussing Born in Fire by Nora Roberts.

Margaret Mary, the eldest Concannon sister, is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a difficult and exacting art, and while she may produce the delicate and the fragile, Maggie is a strong and opinionated woman, a Clare woman, with all the turbulence of that fascinating west country.

One man, Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, has seen the soul in Maggie’s art, and vows to help her build a career. When he comes to Maggie’s studio, her heart is inflamed by their fierce attraction—and her scarred past is slowly healed by love…

 

Welcome to Explore More Illinois!

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Welcome to Explore More Illinois!

Look what else you can do with your Dunlap library card!

Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from participating RAILS and IHLS public libraries to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more.

Click on the link below, choose Dunlap Public Library District from the dropdown menu, enter your library card number and pin, and start exploring!

Dunlap Library cardholders click here and go to Explore More Illinois!

 

Not sure what to read next? Give BookBrowse a try!

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Dunlap Public Library District now offers our members free access to BookBrowse.com, a leading book recommendation and review website.

BookBrowse believes that the very best books entertain, uplift and educate. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse.

Some of BookBrowse’s content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription. Library patrons can now use their library card to access members-only content.

Here are a few highlights of what BookBrowse has to offer:

  • In depth reviews that help you decide if a book is right for you, plus an excerpt of every featured book.
  • “Beyond the Book” articles that explore factual aspects relevant to each book.
  • More than 200 recommended reading lists, by genre, time period, setting, award winners, and a wide range of themes.
  • Handpicked “if you liked this, try these” recommendations for over 4000 books and 3000 authors.
  • Rich information and guidance for book clubs, including advice on starting and running a club, recommended books, reading guides, interviews with book clubs, and online discussions.
  • Fun quizzes, book news, polls, author interviews and book giveaways.
  • All books link directly to Dunlap Library’s catalog so you can check availability with one click!

An Hour to Kill Book Club Tuesday, July 11, 6:30p

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This discussion will be a Zoom meeting. Follow the link below to register for the Zoom discussion.

Love mystery & suspense?

Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar

In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. Law enforcement, as well as members of the FBI, are certain that the killer is a living, breathing madman—and he’s playing games with them. For a once peaceful community trapped in the depths of paranoia and suspicion, it feels like a nightmare that will never end.

Recent college graduate Richard Chizmar returns to his hometown just as a curfew is enacted and a neighborhood watch is formed. Amid preparing for his wedding and embarking on a writing career, he soon finds himself thrust into a real-life horror story. Inspired by the terrifying events, Richard writes a personal account of the serial killer’s reign of terror, unaware that these events will continue to haunt him for years to come.

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August 8  – The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

 

Cooking with Hoopla! Tuesday, July 12 @ 10:00am

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We’re combining the joy of cooking and the excellent availability of culinary titles using your free Hoopla account accessed with your library card and pin number!

Join us as we discuss The Boston Homegrown Cookbook by Leigh Belanger

The Boston Homegrown Cookbook features mouth-watering recipes from 28 chefs and restaurants in the Boston area who subscribe to the philosophy that locally grown, sustainable foods taste best. The recipes are lavishly illustrated with colorful photos of the dishes, chefs, and local farmers who are dedicated to growing the best local foods.

Featured restaurants and growers:  606 Congress, Chef Rich Garcia, Blackbird FarmBondir, Chef Jason Bond, Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds and FarmyardClover Food Lab, Chef Rolando Rebledo, Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Market MobileCuisine en Locale, Chef JJ Gonson, Stillman’s at the Turkey FarmEat Boston, Chef Will Gilson, The Herb LyceumErbaluce, Chef Charles Draghi, Ben’s MushroomsHamersley’s Bistro, Chef Gordon Hamersley, Blue Heron FarmHenrietta’s Table, Chef Peter Davis, Sparrow Arc FarmHungry Mother, Chef Barry Maiden, Woodbury ShellfishL’Espalier, Chef/Owner Frank McClelland, Apple Street FarmLineage, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Chef Jeremy Sewall and Pastry Chef Lisa Sewall, Island Creek OystersLumiere, Chef Michael Leviton, Frizzell Hill FarmMeritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, Chef Daniel Bruce, City GrowersNourish, Chef Karen Masterson, New England Cranberry CompanyOleana, Chef Ana Sortun, Siena FarmsParsons Table, Chef Chris Parsons, Lane’s LobsterRedd’s in Rozzie, Chef Charlie Redd, Shack FoodsRendezvous, Chef Steve Johnson, Eva’s GardenRialto, Chef Jody Adams, Captain Marden’s SeafoodRussell House Tavern, Chef Michael Scelfo, Fiore di NonnoSummer Shack, Chef Jasper White, Verrill FarmTastings Wine Bar and Bistro, Chef Matt Maue, Brambly FarmsTavolo, Chef Nuno Alves, Seafood SpecialtiesThe Gallows, Chef Seth Morrison, Snappy LobsterTen Tables, Proprietor Krista Kranyak, Allandale FarmToro and Coppa, Chef Jamie Bissonnette, Round the Bend FarmTosca, Chef Kevin Long, Weir River FarmTW Food, Chef Tim Wiechmann, Drumlin Farm

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We’ll be talking about the book and sharing our experiences with any of the recipes that we’ve tried from the title. 

Email mweyeneth@dunlaplibrary.org for a Zoom meeting invite.

If you need help using Hoopla, please call the library for assistance at 309.243.5716.

 

Page Turners Book Club Thursday, July 7, 1:00p

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This discussion will be in-person at the library!

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.”

Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa―like so many of her neighbors―must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it―the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

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August 4 –  The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

September 1 – A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris

October 6 – Beneath a Scarlet Sky  by Mark T. Sullivan

November 3 – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

December 1 –  The Last Thing He Told Me  by Laura Dave

 

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