October Book Group

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30


The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his  funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.  

“Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.” —Richard Russo

“A ridiculously talented writer.” —New York Times

Details:
  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
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Cookbook Club

The Essential James Beard Cookbook

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00



Do you love to try new recipes? Are you looking for a new challenge? Join  the Library’s Cookbook Club today! If you haven’t ever been in a cookbook group before, it’s simple: just pick a recipe you would like to try, cook it at home, and bring it to share with all! Sign up by visiting the Reference Desk and picking up a recipe from this month's book.

Known as the Dean of American Cooking, James Beard set a standard of culinary excellence that's still a benchmark today. He was an early television presence who helped shape what America ate in restaurants and cooked at home, and was both an innovative recipe writer and a scholar of American foodways, preserving classic dishes from the past for his readers to cook in the present. Compiled from twelve of his classic books and freshened for a modern audience, The Essential James Beard will stand with definitive and lively cookbooks such as The New York Times Cookbook and The Joy of Cooking. It covers the best and most necessary recipes in every category.

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 781-741-1405 ext. 1404

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