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.
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While voting for the readers’ choice awards for the Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill, and Lincoln is still going on in schools and libraries throughout the state, the new nominees for the upcoming year have also been announced.
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.
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.
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.
Tinley Park native Megan Waltman is a semi-finalist in the 13th season of American Idol. Join us in wishing Megan good luck as the contest continues!
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
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Wrestling events during the month of October and November.
We had quite a few entries for the interactive wrestling display case and the WrestleMania Challenge.
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.