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Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

2018-03-08 18:15:00 2018-03-08 20:15:00 America/Chicago Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal Circle of Readers Book Discussion Merrillville

Thursday, March 08
6:15pm - 8:15pm

Add to Calendar 2018-03-08 18:15:00 2018-03-08 20:15:00 America/Chicago Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal Circle of Readers Book Discussion Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room A

Circle of Readers Book Discussion

When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine--and a dashing sommelier--he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter--starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that's a testament to her spirit and resilience.

Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal's startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life--its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Carol Daumer Gutjahr

Hours
Mon, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 23 12:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Fri, Sep 21, 9:00am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Fri, Sep 21, 10:00am - 11:30am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Fri, Sep 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Meeting Room B
Fri, Sep 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Sep 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Sep 25, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room B
Tue, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room B
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 11:00am

Staff Meeting Room
Wed, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Sep 27, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A
Fri, Sep 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Sep 29, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Mon, Oct 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Staff Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 02, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room A
Wed, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Wed, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room B
Thu, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room B
Sat, Oct 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Staff Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 09, 8:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 10:45am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room B
Wed, Oct 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Wed, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Oct 11, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Oct 11, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Sat, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Oct 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Oct 16, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room B
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Oct 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room B
Wed, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Oct 18, 9:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Oct 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Sat, Oct 20, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Sat, Oct 20, 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Oct 20, 2:45pm - 4:00pm