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September 17 2014
Foul Play (on DVD)

reviewed by Scott C. [7/10]

"Beware the Dwarf" is the whispered warning given to Goldie Hawn's character early in this film, which starts starts a series of comical, farcical adventures. At its heart, Foul Play is a romantic comedy, but it also has some strong mystery elements in it as well. Hawn is her typically bubbly, confused self, and Chevy Chase (in his first starring film role since hitting it big in Saturday Night Live) is the San Francisco detective who has to investigate when b...
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September 16 2014
We Are All Complete Beside Ourselves

reviewed by Tammy T. [8/10]

What would you do if your sister was removed from the family when you were five and you thought it was your fault? Would it make a difference if your sister was a chimpanzee? A touching and funny book about a unique dysfunctional family...
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September 9 2014
Her (on DVD)

reviewed by Sarah J. [10/10]

In the beginning we meet our protagonist, Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix), as he is going through a divorce because of his inability to express his thoughts and emotions enough for his wife to understand. We follow the depressed Twobmly through his dreary days where his only highlight is work. Twombly works writing personal letters for other people - children to parents, employees to bosses, etc. He has it developed into an art f...
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If You Like...Gone Girl [Tense, Suspenseful Thriller with Unreliable Narrators]

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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
Nebraska Authors

Monday, September 29, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Erin I. from Eiseley is today's presenter

Friday, October 3, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Gere Branch Books Talk
Erin I. from Eiseley Branch is today's presenter

Monday, October 6,, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Great Books
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Nathanial Hawthorne: "Ethan Brand"

Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Bethany Branch Books Talk
Abigael B. from Anderson/Bethany is today's presenter

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

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

Great Books
Reading & Discussion Group

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.

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Mystery Discussion Group

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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