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Madison Murder, Ink.: Krapp's Last Cassette

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Anne Argula
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Krapp's Last Cassette

In her third outing, Quinn, a menopausal Seattle PI who’s currently bedeviled more by hot flashes than by unsolved cases, is hired to prove the existence of Danny Timpkins, a 15-year-old with AIDS whose published story of surviving childhood sexual abuse has inspired millions and whose fragile condition keeps him isolated. Her client is Alex Krapp, a Hollywood screenwriter who has come to love Danny while communicating with him only by phone (and recording the calls on cassettes). Krapp is writing a screenplay based on Danny’s life, but when a Vanity Fair writer starts digging into whether Danny really exists, HBO wants proof before proceeding with the project. Quinn is dogged in finding answers, even when they aren’t the ones Krapp wants. Argula (pen name of Darryl Ponicsan) displays a sure, brisk style and a strong sense of place that should win fans for this appealing, quirky series. Read more about Madison Murder, Ink.: Krapp's Last Cassette

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PageTurners: The Lost City of Z

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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978-1400078455
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David Grann
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The Lost City of Z

In 1925, renowned British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett embarked on a much publicized search to find the city of Z, site of an ancient Amazonian civilization that may or may not have existed. Fawcett, along with his grown son Jack, never returned, but that didn't stop countless others, including actors, college professors and well-funded explorers from venturing into the jungle to find Fawcett or the city. Among the wannabe explorers is Grann, a staff writer for the New Yorker, who has bad eyes and a worse sense of direction. He became interested in Fawcett while researching another story, eventually venturing into the Amazon to satisfy his all-consuming curiosity about the explorer and his fatal mission. Largely about Fawcett, the book examines the stranglehold of passion as Grann's vigorous research mirrors Fawcett's obsession with uncovering the mysteries of the jungle. By interweaving the great story of Fawcett with his own investigative escapades in South America and Britain, Grann provides an in-depth, captivating character study that has the relentless energy of a classic adventure tale. Read more about PageTurners: The Lost City of Z

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PageTurners: House of Cards

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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978-0767930895
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William D. Cohan
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House of Cards

A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis.

At the beginning of March 2008, the monetary fabric of Bear Stearns, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks, began unraveling. After ten days, the bank no longer existed, its assets sold under duress to rival JPMorgan Chase. The effects would be felt nationwide, as the country suddenly found itself in the grip of the worst financial mess since the Great Depression. William Cohan exposes the corporate arrogance, power struggles, and deadly combination of greed and inattention, which led to the collapse of not only Bear Stearns but the very foundations of Wall Street Read more about PageTurners: House of Cards

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Health Sites for Seniors

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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This class explores websites dedicated to senior's health, drug interaction sites and more. Read more about Health Sites for Seniors

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Windows 2

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Friday, April 23, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Getting around on the Windows XP computer operating system Read more about Windows 2

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Windows 2

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Getting around in the Windows XP computer operating system. Read more about Windows 2

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Spyware, Plugins & Pop-Ups

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Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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An introduction to the software you need to survive on the web; requires basic internet experience Read more about Spyware, Plugins & Pop-Ups

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Genealogy After Hours

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
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Come to Genealogy After Hours for exclusive after hours access to: Census Records, Periodicals, Books (remember these?), Microfilm Readers and Computers. Robert Scott Davis, Jr. will open the evening with a talk about researching. Bring your own supper;we will have drinks & chips.

Registration fee: $20.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Register in person at the Administrative Office
 Monday—Friday 9:00 am—5:00 p.m. For further information call: 256-532-5969. Click here to view a poster for the event. Read more about Genealogy After Hours

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Madison Murder, Ink. : Breakheart Hill

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780553571929
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Thomas H. Cook
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Breakheart Hill

It is a story that began with love and led to the destruction of a young woman's life. It is a story that has not ended, even thirty years after the afternoon Kelli Troy's battered body was found on Breakheart Hill. Not for the small town of Choctaw, Alabama. Not for the handful of people Kelli knew in 1962, whose lives were changed forever by that day's shattering violence. And not for Dr. Ben Wade, once the boy who loved her, now one of Choctaw's revered citizens, and the only person who holds all the pieces of the complicated puzzle of what happened that summer long ago... Read more about Madison Murder, Ink. : Breakheart Hill

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Madison Murder, Ink. : Gun Monkeys

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Victor Gischler
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Gun Monkeys

Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend’s garage. But he’s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie’s been running hard through the sprawling sleaze of central Florida. And to make matters worse, he’s holding on to some crooked paperwork that a lot of people would like to take off his hands. Now, with his boss disappeared and his friends dropping like flies, Charlie has got his work cut out just to survive. If he wants to keep the money and get the girl too, he’s really going to have to go ape... Read more about Madison Murder, Ink. : Gun Monkeys

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