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November 25 2014
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season One

reviewed by Scott C. [8/10]

Starting in 2008, with the feature film Iron Man, Marvel Comics launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- an internally consistent series of theatrical films, short online films and television productions, all of which are set in the same "universe". Though other movie studios own the rights to produce Spider-Man and X-Men films, all other productions featuring characters from the Marvel comic books fall under this MCU umbrella. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the first full-scale television series set in that universe -- focusing on the secret government agents that try to track super-powered individuals and artifacts or technology of an unearthly nature. Agent Phil Coulson, played by C...
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November 24 2014
The Returned

reviewed by Sarah J. [7/10]

It begins with a simple story of Harold and Lucille - a couple in their seventies content in their relationship. One day, a man from the government arrives at their door with a simple question - Do you know this child? Out steps their 8-year-old son Jacob - who had drowned in 1966. It was a phenomenon happening across the world. Jacob was found halfway across the world. And so it was, the dead popping up 'Returned' all across the world - leaving the government to deal with scared, astonished, and even angered citizens who asked the unanswerable q...
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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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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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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 - with Marcy G.

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
Vicki Wood - Great Books to Give as Gifts

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

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Vicki Wood - Great Books to Give as Gifts

Monday, December 8, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

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.

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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