Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

BelovedTitle to be discussed: Beloved by Toni Morrison. Date of meeting: Monday, February 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.

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.