Adult Services Blog

  • “Check-Out” our New Cook Books!

    Now that it’s November and we are experiencing cool days and even colder nights it inspires many to begin to cook those homey meals again. Need some inspiration or some new recipes?  Why not “check-out” some of the new cookbooks in our collection.

     

  • The Twelve by Justin Cronin

    The Twelve is Justin Cronin’s follow-up to 2010’s “one of the best books of the year” The Passage.  This second book of the planned trilogy gives readers new perspectives on the viral apocalypse in its early and later stages, as well as catching us up with old friends like Peter, Amy, and Sara. Excellent pacing, vivid prose, and well-drawn characters make for a great story. Though other reviewers were somewhat disappointed by this entry, I was not, and am definitely looking forward to the conclusion.

    --KC

     

     

  • Book to movie, Fall 2012

    Many of the new fall movies are based on books.  Check out the book before you go see the movie.

  • Hail to the Chief

    Now that you've watched the last presidential debate of this election cycle, are you ready for a break from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?  If so, check out some of Glenside's books and movies about presidents, both real and imagined.  

  • If you enjoyed the Magnum P.I. TV Series then you may like....

     
    When PI Jonah Geller heads to Boston on the trail of a family friend's son, this missing person case looks more like a case of burnout. But it soon becomes clear that overachieving surgeon-in-training David Fine had a real reason to run. He'd been forced into a criminal ring performing illegal organ transplants, the brainchild of a Boston crime boss. Geller goes after him with partner Jenn Raudsepp, but when Jenn is kidnapped herself, he needs help from a former hit man and two wise guys to try to get her back, and stay one step ahead of the Boston law.
     
    Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family--until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: "How did ur mother die?" The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades.
    When a former lover is found murdered in Jack's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While the police are investigating Jack, the mob strong arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals, and the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a spree of murders occurring on their properties. Fighting for his life on both sides of the law, Jack realizes that he may not be able to save himself this time. Contains more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before.
     
    When a visiting actress becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert. And when Jesse witnesses a horrifying collision caused by a distracted teenage driver, the political repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectmen, the DA, and some people with very deep pockets.
     
    Jackson Brodie used to be a soldier in the British army and then an officer in the Lothian and Borders Police. Now the tough detective has turned private investigator, compelled to bring peace to victims and their families. Based in Edinburgh, good-hearted Brodie finds himself looking into everything from lost cats to wayward spouses and killers on the run. He does a lot of running himself, partly to unwind from the stresses of his work, but mostly to escape the memories of his own traumatic past.
     
    "In these stories, lesser-known Christie heroes and heroines solve crimes of the heart as well as puzzling cases of larceny and murder. With just the right mix of danger and deception, romance and revenge, innocence and intrigue, these classic adaptations are Christie at her best"--Container.
    A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

    - MA

     

  • Job Searching & Social Media Program

    Discover how to use free social media tools to enhance and expand your job search on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 P.M. Michael Yublosky presents an overview of optimizing Linkedln, Google, Twitter and Youtube. - MA

    See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

     

  • Ways to Celebrate Teen Read Week

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    Teen Read Week - It Came from the Library - starts today. Here are some ways you may celebrate at the Glenside Public Library.

  • Weekend Movie Sat October 20 @ 2 PM

    See the 1997 PG movie starring Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, and Jackie Guerra about the life and times of Selena, the Tejano pop singer who was shot to death by the former president of her fan club. Show time: Saturday, October 20 at 2 P.M. See Adult Services for details! Sign-up online at www.glensidepld.org   Walk-Ins are welcome! - MA         

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  • Clues from the past

    Crime is not just a modern phenomenon.  Travel back in time with these detectives to see how they solved crimes using the technology of the time.

  • Fall Prevention Program

    Falls: They don’t have to happen to you. Join Tai Chi Master, John Robertson on Thursday, October 11  at 7 P.M. as he gives a  PowerPoint presentation on preventing falls. Hand-outs will be provided. Bring your questions. See Adult Services for details. - MA You may register online at www.glensidepld.org

     

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