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March 2, 2015
Celtic Heartbeat

reviewed by Kristen A. [7/10]

This album is performed by various artists. The back cover of the CD says that there is an element of surprise on these tracks. It was pretty good but there were two songs that didn't sound very Celtic, and that's the surprise I think. I'd suggest it if...
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February 28, 2015

reviewed by Kristen A. [10/10]

Princess Merida doesn't like acting like a princess; she prefers riding her horse through the Scottish woods doing archery. Her mother's attempts to get her to put down the bow and arrows aren't always successful. When Merida comes of age, a contest is held for her potential suitors. At her wits end with her mother and being forced into a marriage, she asks a witch to help her. The spell turns her mother into a bear, which was not what she e...
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February 28, 2015
Let Him Go

reviewed by Tammy T. [9/10]

Having lost her son, Margaret Blackledge refuses to lose her grandson as well. Her daughter-in-law, Lorna, has left and married another man. Margaret is determined to find her grandson and her husband, George, will not let her go on this journey alone. Unfortunately, Lorna has married into a v...
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Gere Branch Books Talk
Sandy W. presents a talk on Crime in Nebraska

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

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Mary and Michael Sauers, from the Nebraska Library Commission, are today's presenters

Friday, March 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Melanie N. from Eiseley Branch is today's presenter

Monday, March 9, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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Jean-Paul Sartre: "Why Write?"

Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Beyond I Do by Jennifer SlatteryBethany Branch Books Talk
Jennifer Slattery - Nebraska author - is today's special guest presenter

Friday, March 13, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Ordinary GraceJust Desserts
Mystery Discussion Group

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30-7:45 p.m.
South Branch Library
2675 South St.

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