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Zombies and Witch Doctors and Superheros

Recognizing that it is somewhat unusual that a librarian would recommend that you actually purchase a book, but sometimes exceptions simply must be made. So, for the Walking Dead fan and/or fans of graphic novels in general, this week the Humble (eBook) Bundle is for you. For the price of your choosing, you could get the "Walking Dead" graphic novels by Robert Kirkman volumes 1 through 5!

Of course, don't forget our own collection of The Walking Dead, or graphic novels too.

Learn to Play Mahjong!

We're wondering if you are interested in playing or learning to play the game of Mahjong. Played with 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, Mahjong is similar to rummy with some level of skill required and a degree of chance.
Interested parties should contact Sue Bailey at 708-532-0160 ext. #5719.

TOO MANY TECH OPTIONS?

There are so many choices out there regarding consumer technology! Companies claim to offer the best deals and/or the latest & greatest gear all the time. With so many companies out there including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, & Microsoft, where to begin? You may be wondering, can I access all of my pictures, music, movies, & books on the same device? Which devices are compatible with the library's free ebooks? How do I keep track of all these passwords?? The following New York Times article may help guide you with some of these questions.

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!

Finding Family-Friendly Movies

When selecting a movie for your whole family to enjoy, including everyone from your youngest child to grandma and grandpa, relying on the MPAA guidelines is not always sufficient. After all, there are many different reasons why a film may receive a PG or PG-13 rating, and not all of it may align with what you deem to be suitable for your family to view.

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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