Adult Summer Program

The Science of Criminal Investigation
Adult Summer Program at The Brookfield Library
For Ages 18+
June 16—August 8, 2014

Programs! Book Discussions! Films! Contests! Prizes!

Read an adult or teen book, write a review and be entered to win won of our great prizes. Our grand prize will be a Kindle Fire HD 7” 16GB.

You may fill out a review in the library or click here to register and submit book reviews online.  Once you are logged in, click on the ‘View Log’ button to enter book reviews.

Participate in one of our contests for more prizes:
Reading Bingo
Clue!


 

Special Events:

Lunchtime Movie: Lone Survivor

Date & Time: July 9, 2014 12:30 pm


LSFilm showing of Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.  The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative.  They are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.  Based on the New York Times-bestselling book by Marcus Luttrell.

"Berg has made a powerful film." --Entertainment Weekly

"The story is nothing short of miraculous." --USA Today

Rated R, 121 minutes.  Feel free to bring your lunch for this midday showing.  Beverages provided.

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Brookfield Reads Book Discussion

Date & Time: July 14, 2014 1:00 pm


Discussion of A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash.

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Clue Tournament

Date & Time: July 21, 2014 6:30 pm


clue boardAs part of the Adult Summer Reading Program: The Science of Criminal Investigation, the library is sponsoring a Clue Tournament.  Clue is a classic board game about deduction.  A murder has taken place, and the object of the game is to be the first player to determine the murderer, weapon used, and room in which the crime occurred.  We'll review the rules, play a preliminary round, and winners will compete in a final round.  Prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be served.  This program is for adults 18+.  Registration required.

 

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Lunchtime Movie: Le Week-end

Date & Time: July 22, 2014 12:30 pm


le week-endFilm showing of Le-Weekend, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum.  Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become.

"Smart, wickedly funny, and surprisingly touching." --Entertainment Weekly

Rated R, 93 minutes.  Feel free to bring your lunch for this midday showing.  Beverages provided.

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Book 'Em Mystery Discussion

Date & Time: July 28, 2014 12:30 pm


Discussion of Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor.

 

Crime Scene Investigation

Date & Time: July 28, 2014 7:00 pm


crimescene As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, Detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad will present a program on crime scene investigation.  The presentation will include information on the organization of the State’s Major Crime Units, the response to a crime scene, methods of crime scene documentation, crime scene reconstruction, evidence collection, preservation and analysis and case reviews.  There will be time for questions, and light refreshments will be served.  Please register for this free program.

Price: $0.00

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Archer Mayor

Date & Time: August 1, 2014 7:00 pm


Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “the best police procedurals being written in America.”  He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction—the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor’s 22nd Joe Gunther novel, TAG MAN, earned a place on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction.

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Nonfiction Book Group

Date & Time: August 5, 2014 6:30 pm


Discussion of Midnight in Peking:  How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, by Paul French.  Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirits. As British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han investigate, the mystery only deepens and, in a city on the verge of invasion, rumor and superstition run rampant. Based on seven years of research by historian and China expert Paul French, this true-crime thriller presents readers with a rare and unique portrait of the last days of colonial Peking.  Winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger.

This discussion will take place upstairs in the library.







Monday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday:   Closed for summer



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