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Author Suzanne Ruff Returns to TPPL

Suzanne Ruff, author of The Reluctant Donor and Chicago native, returns to the library on April 30 for our Donate Life Month event. Last year she regaled us with her tales of life, love, and self discovery. Suzanne left us in both laughter and tears, as she related her story of donating her kidney to her sister JoAnne who was suffering from a genetic disease.

So, please join us Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00pm as we welcome Suzanne Ruff back to Tinley Park Public Library. Seating is limited and going quickly, so be sure to register today!

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.

YA New Releases for February

As the month of February continues to bring record-breaking cold temperatures, the world of Young Adult literature is just beginning to heat up for the year!  With new and continuing series and stand-alone novels in a variety of genres, there's something for everyone this month.  Here are just a few highlights of what to expect.

Harry WHO-dini??

No Harry Nilsson!...have you ever heard of him? It seems like there are two kinds of people: those who love Harry, and those who have never heard of him. The new book Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton is a great new biography that covers Nilsson’s entire life, from his heartbreaking childhood through his meteoric rise to fame and his struggles with the many demons that lead to his career-ending physical problems. Nilsson had an aversion to performing live, which might explain his semi-obscurity today. This well-documented book is a perfect companion to the DVD Who is Harry Nilsson and Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?, available through interlibrary loan. *Susan from Administration

Read All About It: Dallas Buyers Club

Recently, at the reference desk, I was asked about the new movie, “Dallas Buyers Club”. The patron wanted to know about the book that this movie was based on. The story is based on true events, but there never was a book written about the "Dallas Buyers Club". However, after doing a little research, I learned that Don Woodroof's story was reported in the Dallas Morning News in 1992, and they recently reprinted it.

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