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Russell Readers Book Discussion 'Cleopatra' by Stacy Schiff

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Stacy Schiff
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Cleopatra: a Life

Her life spanned fewer than 40 years, but she was the last Egyptian pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age. She married twice, each time to a brother; she poisoned one and waged a war against the other. To this day, the life of Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.) intrigues us. This adept biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff tells us why it should. The true story of the woman behind the myth. Read more about Russell Readers Book Discussion 'Cleopatra' by Stacy Schiff

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2012 Fall Puppet Show

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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You are cordially invited to our 2012 Fall Puppet Show!

Featuring the stories Chicken Little, Time to Sleep, and The Busy Little Squirrel

 

Come and catch the show! 

This is a free event!

 

Bessie K. Russell Library at Berachah Gym

(next door to us)

Tuesday, November 27th at 10:30am Read more about 2012 Fall Puppet Show

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Bessie K. Russell Library Winter Book Sale

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:00am to Friday, December 14, 2012 - 5:00pm
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We will be having a Winter Book sale starting Dec. 7th and will continue through Dec. 14th.  Most items will be sold for $0.25.

Items include books, magazines, VHS tapes, a small collection of CDs and DVDs. Read more about Bessie K. Russell Library Winter Book Sale

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Diabetes Seminar

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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This one-hour workshop will focus on Type II Diabetes awareness.

We will discuss these topics:

  • Definition of Diabetes
  • Risk Factors
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetic myths
  • Diabetic Reference and Resources

 

Free to the public!  No registration required!  Everyone is welcome!

Where: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library at Berachah Gym

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Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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9780316098335
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Emma Donoghue
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Room

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. Read more about Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

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U.S. Citizenship 101-- The Fundamentals: A Course for American Citizens Pt.1

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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U.S. Citizenship 101-- The Fundamentals: A course for American Citizens 

This engaging 5 part series will help you get a better understanding of our government and our rights as citizens.  The presenter is Mr. Don West, Jr.

Dates are Sept. 25th, Sept. 27th, Oct. 2nd, Oct, 4th, and Oct. 9th.  Time: 3:30pm- 4:30pm.  This is a free presentation. Read more about U.S. Citizenship 101-- The Fundamentals: A Course for American Citizens Pt.1

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U.S. Citizenship 101-- The Fundamentals: A Course for American Citizens Pt.1

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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U.S. Citizenship 101-- The Fundamentals: A course for American Citizens 

This engaging 5 part series will help you get a better understanding of our government and our rights as citizens.  The presenter is Mr. Don West, Jr.

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Russell Readers BookClub: Explosive Eighteen

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Janet Evanovich
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Explosive Eighteen

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
 
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
 
Only one other person has seen the missing photo—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
 
Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?
 
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated. Read more about Russell Readers BookClub: Explosive Eighteen

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Russell Readers BookClub: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Beth Hoffman
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all- knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

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Russell Readers BookClub: The Litigators

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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John Grisham
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The Litigators

The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg.
 
Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.

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