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Get Wil Wheaton to Read to You

Okay fangirls and fanboys, in an uncharacteristic recommendation for a library, I am going to recommend that you purchase a book. Well, make that a whole Humble Bundle of eBooks! This week's Humble eBook Bundle is a fantastic collection of recent speculative and sci-fi from some of the best contemporary authors. But the highlight, at least for me, is Homeland by Cory Doctorow read by,  Wil Wheaton.
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Net Neutrality: It's Kind of a Big Deal

“Net Neutrality” is a phrase getting a lot of media attention lately. Internet access is currently a service by which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge flat rates regardless of what websites customers visit. Recent media attention surrounds a controversial judgement in a case that involved the FCC. Try this satirical video to better understand the issue:



A "Dangerous" Book Review

A Dangerous Deceit, by Marjorie Eccles, is a wonderful Golden Era-style mystery. Ms. Eccles is best known as the author of the Gil Mayo series, which takes place in a modern English village. A Dangerous Deceit, on the other hand, takes place in the years after World War I, and does a great job in capturing that era. Although she is still reeling from the death of her father, Margaret Rees-Talbot looks forward to her marriage to Symon Scroope, who is both a Vicar and a member of the British aristocracy.

2013's Greatest Young-Adult Graphic Novels

The Young Adult Library Services Association (officially, the hippest library association) has picked the top 10 graphic novels for 2013

We have many of these at Tinley Library, you can also request any of these with your library card. Either Ask a Librarian or log into your library account and use the catalog. Also, see the complete list at the YALSA website.

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