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The Appalachian Trail at Glenside 7/17

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,184 mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, the Appalachian Trail begins in Georgia and ends in Maine.  Please join us on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m. as William DiFabio presents an Appalachian Trail program.  Walk-ins are welcome!

Glenside favorites

Here's what Glenside readers are enjoying this summer.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series #10) review

When U.S. citizen and vocal anti-American activist Roberto Moreno is shot and killed in a Bahamian hotel, New York ADA Nance Laurel begins to investigate the conspiracy that the murder was planned and ordered by a U.S. government official. Laurel asks Forensic expert (and quadriplegic) Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs for help. The problem? There is virtually no physical evidence for the duo to examine. Plus, the Bahamian police have attributed the murder to a drug cartel and consider the case closed.

The tenth installment in Deaver’s excellent series, The Kill Room continues to showcase forensic science and delivers all the hallmarks fans have come to expect: a fast pace, red herrings, and enough twists to make you dizzy. This thrilling mystery can be read as a standalone, or you can start with The Bone Collector. Fans of Ridley Pearson’s series featuring Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews, or Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter books may also enjoy this title.


Coming soon

Your favorite authors have some great books coming out in July.  Place your holds now.

Glenside Favorites

Glenside adult readers are recommending these teen books.

June weddings

Everyone loves a wedding and June weddings are in full swing.  Enjoy these library materials about weddings.

Home by Toni Morrison Book Review

Home is the newest title by Morrison, and it reads more like a novella or short story rather than a novel.  Beautifully evocative and succinct, the author has the ability to find just the right word choices to give her writing a life of its own.  The story is a short 147 pages with plenty of white space around each page.

Glenside's Favorites

See what Glenside readers are saying about the books they are enjoying this summer.