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November 23 2014
Monty Python's Spamalot

reviewed by Kristen A. [9/10]

I got to go see the Broadway production of Spamalot when it was at the Lied Center a few years ago. This is the soundtrack to that production which is based on the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is a parody of the legend of King Arthur. It's Monty Python, so you'd expect it to be funny, and it is. Even if you haven't seen the play, the lyrics will make you giggle. There is not a bad song on this album and even some of the t...
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November 22 2014
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

reviewed by Scott C. [7/10]

As a casual runner who sometimes obsesses about how much to run, the title of this humorous collection of essays and illustrations really caught my attention. Artist Matthew Inman, who goes by the moniker "The Oatmeal" in his online and print art, has penned a terrific volume filled with heartfelt observations about the obsessions some long-distance runners can fall into, counter-balanced by extremely humorous (and occasionally disgusting) art to supplement his observations. I enjoyed this a lot, but as with any other books by The Oatmeal, I f...
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November 18 2014
Endeavor - Series One

reviewed by Kim J. [9/10]

Endeavour follows the early years of policeman-in-training Endeavour Morse as he learns the ins and outs of police work with Investigator Fred Thursday in 1960s Oxford, England. As a fan of the Inspector Morse series with veteran actor John Thaw, I was curious to see how this series would hold up as a "prequel." The writers do a great job of showing how Morse acquires various personality traits and quirks. I especially enjoyed seeing Morse develop his appreciation for J...
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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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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
The Becky and Scott Show - 2014 Edition

Monday, November 24, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
[Thanksgiving Holiday - No BooksTalk]

Friday, November 28, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Happy Homicide - Holiday Mysteries

Monday, December 1, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Lunch at the Library
Vicki Wood - Great Books to Give as Gifts

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Susan's Selections

Friday, December 5, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Great Books
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Bertrand Russell: "Philosophy and Knowledge"

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

Great Books
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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.

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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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