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April 2, 2015
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons From the Crematory

reviewed by Tammy T. [9/10]

Told with humor and compassion, this memoir is about a young woman's desire to explore the topic of death. She takes a job at a crematory and later attends mortuary school and becomes a licensed mortician. This memoir is a frank behind the scenes look at the death industry in this country. It will make you think about how our society approaches death and dying...
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March 30, 2015
Requiem for a Dream

reviewed by Tracy T. [9/10]

My younger brother recommended this movie to me a few years ago, but I hadn't gotten around to seeing it yet. Recently, I saw this movie on a list of "Movies You Must See--But Only Once". I was intrigued. I'll admit, the viewer should be warned about some graphic content; however, it's not the worst I've seen, by a long shot. The movie centers around four main characters: Harry, his mother Sara, his girlfriend Marion, and his best friend Tye. It follows them over approximately six months as they all go on t...
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March 29, 2015
The Good Nurse

reviewed by Marie P. [8/10]

Charles Cullen was arrested in 2003, and the media quickly gave him the title "The Angel of Death." A nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Charlie was implicated in the deaths of up to 300 patients. This book was a very interesting read. I was interested in the medical aspects of t...
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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 finalists and the winning title to be announced on Memorial Day.

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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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Gere Branch Books Talk
Scott C. - "Trodding the Boards" - Fiction and Non-Fiction with a theatrical focus

Monday, April 20, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

Eudora Welty: "A Still Moment"

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Sarah D. from the Administrative Offices, is today's presenter

Friday, April 24, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Recent Good Reads with Susan S.

Monday, April 27, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

The Cinderella MurdersJust Desserts
Mystery Discussion Group

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Recent Good Reads with Susan S.

Friday, May 1, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

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