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contact_lisaJust wanted to make sure that everyone knew about this program sponsored by the library but being held at Benet Academy’s St. Daniel Hall, 2200 Maple Ave., Lisle.

Lisa Scottoline, the best-selling New York Times and Edgar award winning author is coming to speak about her work and her life. Free copies of Lisa’s novel will be given to the first 200 attendees!

November 5th at 7:00 pm

 

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Ian McEwan talks about writing and researching his novel Sweet Tooth.

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pwpros01As a promotional gimmick, for the book Pudd’nhead Wilson, The Century Magazine, (who bought the rights to the novel for $6500 from Twain) put together a pocket calendar for 1894.  The tiny pamphlet featured one of Pudd’nhead’s ironic aphorisms for each month in the year. It was so popular that a reprinting was done and two slightly different versions of the Calendar is in the Mark Twain Barrett Collection. Take a look if you have a chance. It is pretty amusing. The book was originally published in America, on 28 November 1894, as The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins.

Courtesy of a collection in The Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Special Collections,The University of Virginia Library

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Ready, Set, Go!

RSG logo - trimmedI wanted to remind everyone that our Ready, Set, Go! event is this Saturday, August 17, 10a.m. – 4 p.m.

We have a great day planned! There will be giveaways, a prize drawing, and you’ll have a chance to meet local educational administrators and teacher along with the library staff demonstrating online tools. So stop by!

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LLD_SR-RGB%28300dpi%29Join us as we celebrate the end of Summer Read!
Monday, July 29 2013, at 6:30 PM
We’ll have fun, food and prizes plus a special presentation from the Morton Arboretum.

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There is still time to sign up for Summer Read!

Sign-up on the Library website or stop in. Logging just three books/audiobooks entitles you to a beautiful monogrammed flowerpot mug.  And each item you log counts as a virtual drawing ticket to win one of our grand prizes at the end of the program. Don’t miss out!

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heads-you-lose-coverMonday, June 1st
11:00 am
Meeting Room B

Join us to discuss…

Heads You Lose
by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Paul and Lacey Hansen are pot-growing twenty-something siblings eking out a living in rural California. When a headless corpse appears on their property, they can’t exactly dial 911, so they move the body and wait for the police to find it.  Instead, the corpse reappears, a few day riper… and an amateur sleuth is born. Make that two.


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