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We had a really successful and fun event this year, thanks to everyone who participated this summer! We hope you had fun exploring the other libraries in the area.
Unfortunately, no one's game card from Tinley Library was drawn as a prize winner this year. ☹ However, Tinley Library members made up a significant proportion of this year's participants! Here are some more statistics from the Geocaching Competition.
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.
Award-winning local author and amatuer historian, Robert Mueller will visit the library to set the scene and share some of the events on Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings at Normandy. His latest book, the second in the Fields of War series Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, is a visitors guide book to the Normandy invasion.
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.
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.
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.