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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
New and next-to-new books that will make great gifts for family and friends.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
New and next-to-new books that will make great gifts for family and friends.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn how to upcycle cards, magazines and newspapers to create gift boxes and bows. Led by local artist/crafter Brianna Borka.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

82 minutes. The film will be followed by a discussion moderated by Jamie Harvie from Institute for a Sustainable Future.

Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
New and next-to-new books that will make great gifts for family and friends.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 136 minutes

Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 113 minutes

Tom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again in director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Manga All You Need is Kill. In the not-too-distant future, a ferocious race of aliens dubbed "Mimics" have descended from the stars to stake their claim on Earth. Five years after arriving, they're poised to claim Europe. Because the extraterrestrial invaders prove unusually proficient in responding to mankind's typical combat strategies, the military begins outfitting its soldiers with weaponized bionic suits that increase strength, speed, and agility. Meanwhile, the military is certain that, by conducting a surprise assault on the west coast of France, they can catch the enemy off guard and defeat them. With victory in sight, General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) tasks Major William Cage (Cruise) with heading to the front lines and selling the war to the general public. Cage, however, is wary of the assignment due to his noted lack of combat experience, and unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail Brigham. Subsequently awakening at Heathrow Airport, Cage is greeted by Master Sergeant Farrell Bartolome (Bill Paxton), who introduces the sniveling major to his new unit, J-Squad, as a deserter and a con artist. The next day, as J-Squad prepare to make the drop and attack the enemy, they are ambushed. Somehow, the aliens knew they were coming, and almost as soon as Cage lands on the beach, he is killed during a fight with a Mimic. Much to his shock, he awakens right back at Heathrow Airport, where the entire scenario begins to play out all over again. Desperate to break the cycle when it continues ad nauseam, Cage seeks the help of Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), whose victories on the battlefield have turned her into a high-profile symbol of human strength and endurance. Eventually, thanks to repeated efforts, he manages to convince Vrataski that he is reliving the same day time and again, and after conferring with brilliant but disgraced scientist Dr. Carter (Noah Taylor), the trio devise a plan to use his unique situation to gain the upper hand over an enemy seemingly able to predict mankind's every move.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
New members always welcome!
This month's title is Hold Tight by Harlan Coben.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This month's title: Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Copies of each month’s book are available for checkout at the Main Library’s circulation desk four weeks before the meeting. For more information, call 730-4200/option 6. New members are always welcome!
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

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Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG; 124 minutes

Jon Hamm stars as JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent who left the massive company he worked for to start in his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi). The company is in serious financial straits, and they lose the big client they've been grooming. In a fit of inspiration, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces wealthy businessman Chang (Tzi Ma) to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent. Upon arriving in India, he is quickly befriended by Amit (Pitobash), an overly eager man who loves baseball and wants to do anything he can to help. JB also brings in retired scout Ray (Alan Arkin) to help him weed through the thousands of candidates who try to whip a baseball over 90 mph. Although at first the going is rough, they eventually find a pair of eager and promising prospects -- Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma). The duo travel back to the States with JB where they are then tutored by Tom House (Bill Paxton), a USC baseball coach whose approach to the game is as much mental as physical. The two young men are finally given a highly publicized tryout in front of scouts from numerous pro teams, as well as media from around the world. Meanwhile, the fiercely single JB, whose personal life involves dating a string of models, begins to strike up something of a serious romance with his tenant, Brenda (Lake Bell), a doctor who rents the guest house on JB's beautiful L.A. estate.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG; 98 minutes

A group of exhausted mothers venture into the city for a rare night out on the town, but their carefree evening without kids doesn't go quite as planned in this family-friendly comedy starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

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Reviews
Title
Dangerous Girls
Author
Abigail Haas
Review
YA mystery - I think I enjoyed this one far more than I expected to. A sort of "ripped from the headlines" tale of partying well-off high schoolers on spring break in Aruba. Some interesting twists & turns. Great summer beach read.
Rating
Public/Private
Yes
Title
And Then She Was Gone
Author
Rosalind Noonan
Review
Very Good...excellent! Read it in three hours.
Rating
Public/Private
Yes