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America has long been known as a melting pot. Here are a few novels about people who came to this county and made it what it is today.
Now through September 3rd, the Field Museum in Chicago is presenting an exhibit featuring Genghis Khan. View 13thcentury artifacts and learn how this legendary warrior and the empire that he built still influence our world. There are only a few days left—don’t miss it! For more information, visit:
And don’t miss these Genghis Khan items @ your library:
On August 19, 1893, Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the "Black Cow Mountain." Kids loved it and shortened the name to "Black Cow." As Paul Harvey might say, "Now you know the rest of the story." And as a librarian might say, "Stop in and check out some pretty sweet books at your library!"
Learn about brunches from decades past on Tuesday, August 21 from 7- 8:30 P.M. Audience members will sample breads and leave with recipes.Registration is required. The program is limited to 30 people. - MA
See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.
September's bestsellers will be here before you know it. Look for your favorite author in the list below and place your holds now.
This week marks the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week. Here are some library materials for fans of this Discovery Channel event.
Watch the 2012 PG-13 movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson on Saturday, August 18 at 2 P.M. The movie runs for 2 hours and 23 minutes.
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in a televised survival competition.
The program is FREE and open to the public. Walk-Ins are welcome! - MA
In quick-witted entries on each enigmatic topic, Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs offers answers certain to surprise, enlighten, amuse, and perhaps disappoint true believers. But Albert Jack never fails to fascinate and entertain as he spills the beans about the odd, the eerie, and the (no longer) unexplained. - www.amazon.com
From the Trade Paperback edition.
“There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls.” (p.5) In Megan Abbott’s new novel there certainly is. Beth has always been the queen bee, the cheer captain, the Top Girl, with Addy as her best friend and lieutenant. But when the squad gets a young new coach, a real coach, things begin to change.
Those of us who watched the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony will long remember the James Bond spoof that featured Queen Elizabeth and her corgis. There’s plenty of time to stop by the library to brush up on your James Bond Trivia before the next Bond film, Skyfall, hits local theaters in November.