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October 28 2014
If I Stay

reviewed by Sarah J. [8/10]

I wanted a chance to read this YA novel before seeing the movie, and am happy to say it doesn't disappoint. In the beginning of the novel, we are introduced to Mia and her eccentric family, rock star boyfriend Adam, and the center of her universe - her own love of music and p...
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October 27 2014
The World According to Bob

reviewed by Scott C. [8/10]

In this follow-up volume to A Street Cat Named Bob, we hear more of the experiences of recovering drug addict James Bowen, struggling to make a better life for himself on the streets of London, with the assistance of the crowd-pleasing cat, Bob. Unlike the first volume, which primarily focued on Bowen's early life and the first steps he took to kick the drug habit, this book takes a look at Bowen's more recent life, including the book project a friendly publishing agent suggests. Bowen has an easy, conversational style and you q...
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October 26 2014
The Bright Side of Disaster

reviewed by Sarah J. [7/10]

When we first meet Jenny at the beginning of the book she is pregnant and trying to patch together the remaining threads of her and her fiance's (Dean) relationship. Jenny is dealt a handful of unacceptable actions, and the novel sweeps forward with a roller coaster of emotions starting with childbirth and following her navigation of the new world of single motherhood that has been thrust upon her. We watch as Jenny builds a s...
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One Book - One Lincoln

The winner — by popular vote — of the 2014 One Book - One Lincoln is M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans. You can find out all about this year's book, the special programs planned, your discussion opportunities, and additional resources based on the topics and themes of the book, by visiting the official One Book - One Lincoln - 2014 page.

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If You Like...Gone Girl [Tense, Suspenseful Thriller with Unreliable Narrators]

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If You Like...Gone Girl
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KFOR Book Chat episode - 3/20/14

Let the Tornado Come Winter Horses Amazing Harvey A Curious Man 

KFOR Book Chat episode - 7/16/2014
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Adult Summer Reading Program


Readers were once again encouraged to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program, from May 23rd through July 31st, 2014.

Participants were invited to read all summer long to be eligible for branch prize drawings. If you read a minimum of four titles you were eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing for an Apple iPad Mini tablet e-book reader!

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Bethany Branch Books Talk
Book Share

Friday, November 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
The Becky and Scott Show - 2014 Edition

Monday, November 24, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
[Thanksgiving Holiday - No BooksTalk]

Friday, November 28, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Happy Homicide - Holiday Mysteries

Monday, December 1, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Lunch at the Library
Vicki Wood - Great Books to Give as Gifts

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

Bertrand Russell: "Philosophy and Knowledge"

Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

D.H. Lawrence: "The Man Who Loved Islands"

Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

The Skin CollectorJust Desserts
Mystery Discussion Group

The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30-7:45 p.m.
South Branch Library
2675 South St.

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