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July 8 2014
Far From You

reviewed by Sam N. [10/10]

Sophie repeats the months, weeks, and days over and over. No drugs for nine months, two weeks, six days. Not that anyone believes her. Four months ago, Sophie's best friend was killed in what looked like a drug deal gone wrong. Sophie was there that night and everyone from the police to her parents believe that she is the reason for the deal, that she relapsed and brought Mina down with her. Sophie and Mina had their s...
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July 7 2014
Customer Review: Prey

reviewed by Ethan G. [7/10]

Who knew we could care about crewing? This story is rich in detail yet not overwhelming. We follow one particular rower, Joe Rantz, as well as his teammates at the U of Washington, at a time when rowing was a sport of national headlines. The extreme poverty of the 1930's is dearly felt and very evident for these boys as they struggle to remain in school, as well as to compete against the wealthier schools in the East. Each chapter alternates between Joe's tough childhood as he grows up, and their college years while we follow the b...
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July 7 2014
Customer Review: Salem Falls

reviewed by customer Ellie R. [6/10]

This was the title selected for the June 2014 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group sponsored by the libraries, and I've got to say, I really enjoyed it very much. Even though it's the 15th volume in a series, I didn't feel like I was lost in the introduction to the characters. The police procedural portion of this novel felt like a Law and Order episode, while the intense relationship plot elements felt more like a soap opera. All that aside, though, Fairstein's detailed descriptions of ....
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Adult Summer Reading Program


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

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

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One Book - One Lincoln

The three finalists for the 2014 One Book - One Lincoln were announced on May 26th. You can find out all about them by visiting our One Book - One Lincoln Finalists page. Voting for this year ended July 25th. The winning title will be announced September 2nd, 2014.

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Doing Hard TimeJust Desserts
Mystery Discussion Group

Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods

Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30-7:45 p.m.
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Friday, August 1, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

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1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

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Friday, August 8, 2014
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Friday, August 15, 2014
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The Other WomanJust Desserts
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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