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March 2, 2015
Celtic Heartbeat

reviewed by Kristen A. [7/10]

This album is performed by various artists. The back cover of the CD says that there is an element of surprise on these tracks. It was pretty good but there were two songs that didn't sound very Celtic, and that's the surprise I think. I'd suggest it if...
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February 28, 2015
Brave

reviewed by Kristen A. [10/10]

Princess Merida doesn't like acting like a princess; she prefers riding her horse through the Scottish woods doing archery. Her mother's attempts to get her to put down the bow and arrows aren't always successful. When Merida comes of age, a contest is held for her potential suitors. At her wits end with her mother and being forced into a marriage, she asks a witch to help her. The spell turns her mother into a bear, which was not what she e...
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February 28, 2015
Let Him Go

reviewed by Tammy T. [9/10]

Having lost her son, Margaret Blackledge refuses to lose her grandson as well. Her daughter-in-law, Lorna, has left and married another man. Margaret is determined to find her grandson and her husband, George, will not let her go on this journey alone. Unfortunately, Lorna has married into a v...
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Nominations for the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln are now closed, and the list of titles has been turned over to the selection committee, who will narrow it down to both a short list (9-12 titles), a finalists list (3) and the ultimate winning title. Watch for the winning title to be announced on Memorial Day.

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KFOR Book Chat episode - 3/19/2015

Life Could be Verse Double Fudge Brownie Murder Breaking Creed Fever Dead Accidental Empress 

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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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Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

Richard Wright: "Bright and Morning Star"

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
NO BOOKTALK - Libraries closed for In Service Training

Friday, March 27, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Sarah D., from the libraries' administrative office, is today's presenter

Monday, March 30, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Ordinary GraceJust Desserts
Mystery Discussion Group

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Postponed by one week
6:30-7:45 p.m.
South Branch Library
2675 South St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Abigael B., from Anderson and Bethany Branches, is today's presenter

Friday, April 3, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Debbie A. and Abigael B., from Anderson and Bethany Branches, are today's co-presenter

Monday, April 6, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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