Bandette: Presto by Paul Tobin

Bandette is the world’s greatest thief. She’s also a costumed teenager who uses her skills to not only thwart, but also to assist the police. Now an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead. Will she and her band of misfit street urchins survive?


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Lazarus Book One by Greg Rucka

In a dystopian future where a handful of families ruthlessly control the limited resources of a ravaged world, much of which is simply referred to as The Waste, a woman named Forever Carlyle is a Lazarus.


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Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

The young adult novel, Man Made Boy tells a tale of trolls and nymphs, robots and dragons, living throughout the United States, and having to hide from the non-magical public.


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Schooled: The Price of College Sports

As the NCAA Basketball Tournament kicks off and “March Madness” sweeps the nation (while some of us eagerly await Opening Day), an antitrust, class-action lawsuit against the NCAA continues its progression through the court system, with recent news that several current athletes have added their names to the lawsuit as well.


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Bus Trip: Castles, Mansions and More

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $25.00.

Explore two houses built just after the Great Fire, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a true Chicago castle, all in the fascinating Beverly neighborhood. This tour showcases the Landmark District of Longwood Drive.


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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The sixth installment in Alan Bradley’s award-winning Flavia De Luce series finds our heroine anxiously awaiting the return of her long absent mother, Harriet, at the train station. What she doesn’t count on is a whispered, cryptic message from a stranger who promptly ends up murdered. Flavia unravels this latest mystery with the help of some discovered film footage, a Gypsy Moth plane, and – of course - the magic of chemistry.


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Writing in the Margins: Summer 2014

Community. It’s what drives us every day. We spent all of last year celebrating the fact that, in 1973, the people of Norridge and Harwood Heights decided that a public library was essential to their communities.


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Bus Trip: Revolution Brewpub Tour, Tasting and Lunch

Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM. $15.00

Revolution Brewing is Chicago's new hometown craft brewery where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Tour the brewery (not handicapped accessible). Then enjoy lunch and a beer.


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We Were There

As expected, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy saw a flood of new material published on everything from his personal life and early political career, to the presidency, as well as the assassination itself.


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Vista Chino: Peace

Peace is the debut album from L.A.’s Vista Chino but the members involved are far from novices. The band is comprised of musicians who have spent at least 20 years in the underground rock scene and the album actually sounds like a hybrid of 90’s Fuzz Rock and 70’s Classic Rock. The overall production has a low fidelity feel to it which gives the recording some character though the drums suffer to a small extent from this choice.


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