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November 30 2014
Dexter Down Under

reviewed by Scott C. [7/10]

Never having actually read any of the Dexter novels by Jeff Lindsay (nor having watched the Dexter television series, starring Michael C. Hall), I was surprised to be finding myself reading this graphic novel (a collection of a multi-issue comic book from 2012) featuring Dexter Morgan on loan to the Australian police to help solve a serial-killer case that has them stumped. I knew enough about the Dexter character -- he's a forensic pathologist who is also a serial killer himself, although he only kills other serial killers -- that I wasn't at all lost being dropped in the middle of his storyline continuity. In this Australian case, he and an a...
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November 29 2014
Bird Box

reviewed by Tammy T. [8/10]

Something is out there. When you look at whatever it is you go mad, attack others and kill yourself. Imagine negotiating this new reality living in a house with the windows covered and never stepping outside without a blindfold. Now imagine this world raising two small children and making the decision to leave your refuge for the chance of finding a community that will offer the children a better chance at survival.
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November 28 2014
The Sound and the Furry (on CD)

reviewed by Scott C. [8/10]

The libraries' Just Desserts mystery discussion group read and discussed the very first Chet and Bernie mystery, Dog On It, back in January 2011, and I really enjoyed the characters in that novel, particularly the main narrator, Chet the Dog. The series got added to my to-be-read list, and it took me a while to get back to it, and I ultimately decided to pick up the second volume as an audiobook. I have absolutely fallen in love with the audio versions of these stories, and I burned through the second to this, the sixth, volume as books-on-cd in rapid fire. Narrator James Frangione is absolutely perfect in pt...
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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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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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Gere Branch Books Talk
Pam B. - Gere BooksTalk volunteer - is today's presenter [season finale!]

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

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
The Becky and Scott Show - 2014 [season finale!]

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

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

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.

Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

Ruth Benedict: "Anthropology and the Abnormal"

Thursday, January 22, 2014
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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