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October 21 2014
The Dark Lady: Sherlock, Lupin and Me

reviewed by Scott C. [7/10]

Although we don't normally review youth materials on BookGuide, there are a lot of Sherlock Holmes afficionados who may appreciate this juvenile title. The Dark Lady is an English language translation of the first in a six-book series originally released in Italian. The book is ostensibly told from the point-of-view of Irene Adler as a young pre-teen, on vacation in the village of Saint Malo. In fact, "Irene Adler" is listed as the "author" of this work. Irene, as Sherlockians well know, will be "the woman" who bests him on a case ("A Scandal in Bohemia") in his later career. But in this story, she's very young. As are William "Sherlock" Holmes and Arsene Lupin (later a famed "gentleman thief" in a series of detective/crime novels by Maurice Leblanc), both of whom are a...
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October 21 2014
I'll Mature When I'm Dead (on CD)

reviewed by Becky W.C. [8/10]

I enjoy Pulitzer Prize columnist Dave Barry's humor a lot, including the 1990s sitcom "Dave's World", so I decided to give this audio book a try, especially when I saw that it was self-narrated. Plus, he always has a way with titles. It's a collection of essays that first came out in a print edition in 2010. I'll put a PG caution on it for some 4-letter words and adult topics but over all it is a fun and quite true look at parenting, middle age, technology, marriage, and other a...
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October 15 2014
Draft Day (on DVD)

reviewed by Carrie K. [7/10]

Kevin Costner plays Sonny Weaver, the General Manager for the Cleveland Browns. As General Manager he's in charge of the NFL draft for his team and the story follows him getting the number one pick and the drama to go with it. Excellent movie for any NFL fan...
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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.

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John Stuart Mill: "Criterion of a Good Form of Government"

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Wacky and Crafty Reads

Friday, October 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Wacky and Crafty Reads

Monday, October 27,, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

State of the OnionJust Desserts
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The White House Chef Mystery Series by Julie Hyzy

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

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Scary and Spook and Weird, Oh My! (and other stuff)

Friday, October 31, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
A Book Tasting with Brenda and Pat

Monday, November 3, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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George Santayana: "Masks"

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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