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Make Waves this summer by reading!

Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks. It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log. […]

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Wild Ride

Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer manage to do it again in their latest book Wild Ride. With action, adventure, and quirky characters, the paranormal storyline take the reader on one heck of a trip. Dreamland, an old amusement park in Ohio, needs some work. Mab has been working her butt off restoring the park to […]

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Big Read & Earth Day Events

April 22 is Earth Day!  Celebrate this Saturday by making treasure from trash.  Turn candy wrappers and pop tabs into chains that can be made into keychains, bracelets, even belts! When: 2:00-4:00pm Where: Board Room, 6960 Oakton St. Niles, IL During April and May we’re also celebrating the classic novel The Maltese Falcon through our […]

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Too Much Money by Dominick Dunne

Entertaining book about high NYC society. The late Dunne (he passed away just after finishing this book) really captures the insiders view of society life perfectly, mostly because he was ONE OF THEM. So, the world he is writing about was really his own world. Silly in parts and the ending was too vague for […]

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Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

Another methodical, character-driven book by the Queen of Family-in-Crisis Novels, Anne Tyler. When I say that Tyler is the Queen of these types of books, it’s a compliment, not an insult. Just because she writes mostly about issues with families doesn’t mean she’s not one of the strongest writers still writing today in America. And […]

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Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Three stories set in the present, the recent past and the late 1870’s intertwine in this novel by Elizabeth Kostova which captures the conflict between life and art. Obsession and its consequences form its core. Robert Oliver, an artist, is sent to a mental health facility after attacking a painting in the National Gallery with […]

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