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Thoroughly Modern Austen

Love Jane Austen? Check out these contemporary books and movies for a delightful twist on a well loved classic!

Pirates

Pirates: Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits will be coming to neighborhood theaters on April 27th.  Click on the website to watch the trailer and create your own wanted poster.

If you love pirates (and who doesn't), check out these books and movies at the Glenside library.

Library Movie - Sat April 21

See the 2007 PG documentary of the global ecological situation starring Leonardo DiCapprio as narrator on Saturday, April 21 at 2 P.M.

This movie examines the state of the global environment with interviews of over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss their visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planets beleaguered ecosystems. This movie runs for 95 minutes. - MA

The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org. Walk-Ins are welcome! Image source: google.com

There will be electric vehicles in the parking lot following the movie for your viewing!

 

April displays @ GPLD

Check out the materials we're highlighting this month!

Tango Dance Program - Wed. April 18

Learn the steps of Argentine Tango as you interpret the music in group choreographies in line dancing on Wednesday, April18 from 7-8:30 P.M.

(No partner is needed) Space is limited. Registration is required. Participants will need to sign a liability form which will be provided. Wearing comfortable clothing and gym shoes are recommended.-MA

 The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

 

 

Featured Author: John Grisham

John Grisham is best known for writing fast-paced and thrilling novels about underdog lawyers who fight injustice ... and win.   You will find lots of details about the legal system in these suspenseful novels with much of the action focusing on the investigation rather than the courtroom drama.  When Grisham tells his stories of legal and political corruption, he uses almost no sex and violence.  He also writes non-legal novels that often focus on coming of age issues.

If you enjoy Grisham's legal page-turners, try novels by Steve Martini, Lisa Scottoline, David Baldacci, and Stuart Woods.

 

Great Horror books

Are you in the market for a great horror novel?  Here are some of the best titles published in 2011:

If you liked the TV show Perry Mason than you may like...

 

 
Astrological detective David Lowell must use his astrologer's charts and knowledge to solve the murder of a state judge in a New York City parking garage. Joined by his daughter, Melinda, a young defense attorney who believes the person arrested innocent; his hacker sidekick Mort; patient assistant Sarah; and bodyguard Andy, Lowell races against time to prove the innocence of Johnny Colbert, a mouthy bartender accused of the crime
 
Dog-loving lawyer Andy Carpenter plunges into a high profile murder case in which a rogue German shepherd police dog may be the only hope for its owner, an Iraq war vet and former-cop-turned-thief accused of murder.
When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life. In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly, a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that someone in the White House is a murderer. Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.--From publisher description.
 
A black lawyer is murdered in Los Angeles, bringing cheers from policemen whom he frequently sued for brutality. The case is given to detective Harry Bosch and right away he discovers tampering of evidence. By the author of Trunk Music.
 
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
 
A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice.
A married attorney (Harrison Ford) is under suspicion when a colleague he has become infatuated with (Greta Scacchi) is murdered. Based on a Scott Turow book. - MA

 

Eastwind Vocal Ensemble

Come to the library to hear the Glenbard East mixed high school ensemble to celebrate National Library week (April 8-14). They will sing songs ranging from Brahms to the Beatles on Thursday, April 12 from 7-8 P.M. in the library lobby. Their recent tours have included Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Italy.

The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services for any questions.- MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Bestsellers

These bestsellers will be published in April.  Place your holds now.

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