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September 9 2014
Her (on DVD)

reviewed by Sarah J. [10/10]

In the beginning we meet our protagonist, Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix), as he is going through a divorce because of his inability to express his thoughts and emotions enough for his wife to understand. We follow the depressed Twobmly through his dreary days where his only highlight is work. Twombly works writing personal letters for other people - children to parents, employees to bosses, etc. He has it developed into an art f...
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September 8 2014
The Dragon Business

reviewed by Scott C. [9/10]

The stylistic tone of this fantasy novel by Kevin J. Anderson is a little extreme, but if you like absurdist fantasies, you'll probably enjoy this one. Imagine Monty Python meets J.R.R. Tolkien. The Dragon Business (and at this time the libraries only own this in book-on-cd audiobook format), is a story told on two levels. In an extensive framing sequence, King Cullin "the Dragon Slayer" is taking his bookish young son on a father-son outing to a local tavern to introduce him to some of the commoners in the kingdom. While enjoying their boys' night out, King Cullin shares with Prince M...
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September 7 2014
What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life

reviewed by Becky W.C.. [9/10]

Tim Conway has cracked me (and probably literally millions of people) up for decades so I was delighted to see that he put out this memoir last year. It is a funny and gentle read, with a large helping of quirky thrown in. He and his immigrant parents personify the American Dream of working hard, being successful eventually, and living a happy life. I was amused to find that Tim, born "Toma", gets much of his off-the-wall personality from his parents, a tall Irish groomsman and a short Romanian-American housekeeper and seamstress. And I was surprised to learn t ....
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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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Euripides: "Hekabe"

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

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Layne P. is today's presenter

Friday, September 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
One Book - One Lincoln

Monday, September 15, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Nebraska Authors

Friday, September 19, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Do NOT Read This Book!

Monday, September 22, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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Keats: "Selected Poems"

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

Thursday,September 25, 2014
6:30-7:45 p.m.
South Branch Library
2675 South St.

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