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After opening the external doors of the library, the meeting room is located on your right.

Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0195075951
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Nechama Tec
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Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

The story of Jewish partisans who fought the Germans from their base in the Nalibocka Forest in Belorussia. Their leader, Tuvia Bielski, was an uneducated man who--though he had lost his family to the Germans--put efforts to preserve the lives of Jews above revenge. The partisans worked to rescue Jews in hiding and to smuggle Jews out of nearby ghettos, but also to punish Jewish collaborators. By the end of the war, Bielski had gathered more than 1200 Jews of all ages into the forest. That they suffered a loss of "only" 5% is remarkable, given that their refuge was virtually surrounded by Germans. Read more about Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780307454621
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Richard Yates
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Revolutionary Road

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble. Read more about Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Read the Movie! - The Time Traveler's Wife

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
1931561648
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Audrey Niffenegger
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The Time Traveler's Wife

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a six-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Read more about Read the Movie! - The Time Traveler's Wife

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Literary Giants - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780385340991
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Mary Ann Shaffer
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into his world, his island, his friends' taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Read more about Literary Giants - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Literary Giants - Lonesome Dove

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
0671504207
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Author: 
Larry McMurtry
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Lonesome Dove

A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Read more about Literary Giants - Lonesome Dove

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Literary Giants - Slaughterhouse-Five

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
0440180295
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Author: 
Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Read more about Literary Giants - Slaughterhouse-Five

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Madison Murder, Ink.: Christine Falls

Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
0312426321
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Author: 
Benjamin Black
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Christine Falls

Pathologist Garret Quirke uncovers a web of corruption in 1950s Dublin surrounding the death in childbirth of a young maid, Christine Falls. Quirke is pulled into the case when he confronts his stepbrother, physician Malachy Griffin, who's altering Christine's file at the city morgue. Soon it appears the entire establishment is in denial over Christine's mysterious demise and in a conspiracy that recalls the classic film Chinatown. And the deeper Quirke delves into the mystery, the more it seems to implicate his own family and the Catholic church. Read more about Madison Murder, Ink.: Christine Falls

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Saturday's Child

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
0151013225
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Ray Banks
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Saturday's Child

Callum Innes, recently released from prison, works as an unlicensed PI in Manchester, England. His brother, Declan, has gone home to Edinburgh to kick his heroin habit, and Innes is determined to stay straight this time as well. Morris Tiernan, local crime boss and Innes's former employer, however, insists that he complete one final job: tracking down the blackjack dealer who has disappeared with Tiernan's 16-year-old daughter, Alison, and a sizable chunk of his money. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Saturday's Child

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Pyres

Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780312363970
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Author: 
Derek Nikitas
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Pyres

15 year old Lucia Moberg lifts a CD out of a store in a shopping mall--and when she and her dad get into their car, there is a tap at the window. The next second her father's brains are on the dashboard. So begins the story of the ruin of her mother, whose home life is shrouded in darkness, a mysterious and menacing motorcycle gang, the real-to-life female cop out to crack the case, who is facing her own family's collapse, and the struggle for Lucia to piece together some semblance of a normal teenage life. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Pyres

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