Book Club

  • Tango Dance Program

     Learn the steps of Argentine Tango as you interpret the music in group choreographies in line dancing on three Wednesday evenings 02/15, 03/14, and 04/18 from 7-8:30 P.M.

    Learn to interpret this enchanting music as a line dance as you move gracefully on the dance floor while improving your balance and posture, acquiring intense mind/body coordination, and regaining flexibility while doing low-impact movements. (No partner needed) Program is limited to 30 people. 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. The three sessions are not progressive. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions to enjoy this program. - 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.

     

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  • Chocolate 101 Program

    Chocolatier Kevin Roblee presents a Choco-licious happy hour on Tuesday, February 7 from 7-8 P.M. with scrumptious dipping items into his unique and irresistible chocolate sauces. Kevin’s sauces, flavorings and powdered mixes will be available for purchase at the event and are sold under the Kokku – Distinctive Gourmet brand. Registration is required. Program is limited to 70 people. - 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.

     

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  • If you enjoyed the TV program Smallville than you may like...

     
    Presents rare and never-before-seen early artwork by Superman's teenage creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (including a two-page doodle from 1936 featuring early Superman costume designs), and he chronicles the evolution of the character from an orphan alien comics hero to a complex multimedia icon.
     
    Contains material originally published in magazine form as Sub-Mariner comics #1, Captain America comics #2-3, Journey into mystery #2, Tales to astonish #13, Amazing adult fantasy #12, Fantastic four #13, Strange tales #115, Amazing spider-man #50, Avengers #93, Iron man #128, X-Men #132, Daredevil #168, Incredible hulk #340, Marvels #0, Avengers #4, Ultimate spider-man #13, New avengers: illuminati #1 and Captain America #25.
     
    Wonder Woman, in her disguise as Diana Prince, a special agent of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, takes on an assignment to track down Wonder Woman, an impossible task that risks revealing her secret identity.
     
    A reference covering the complete history of the Dark Knight furnishes entries that provide details on Batman's history and origins, profiles of characters, descriptions of featured places, and an overview of the hero's adventures.
     
    Lex Luthor accidentally unleashes intergalactic serial killer Doomsday who confronts Superman in a battle to the death, leaving the world reeling in the aftermath.
     
    After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into Captain America, a Super Soldier. Now, as Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.
     
    The rebellious Princess Diana defies Amazonian law and goes with fighter pilot Steve Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge. He intends to start a world war that will not only last for centures but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazonians. It is now up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts. - MA

     

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  • Angels

    Angels at Christmas / Debbie Macomber

    Angels at Christmas / Debbie Macomber

    Two stories about Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, three angels with a penchant for trouble, as they answer prayers and bring some much-needed Christmas magic and a little romance into people's lives.

    The glory of angels / Edward Lucie Smith

    The glory of angels / Edward Lucie Smith

    An illustrated collection focusing on angels includes short stories, quotes, special features, in-depth essays, and a visual glossary of images and illustrations, noting the name, date, location, and artist for each work of art, in a book that explores a wide array of topics, from angels that gave in to temptation to angels in disguise to their role at the last judgment.

    Angels watching over me / adapted by Julia Durango

    Angels watching over me / adapted by Julia Durango

    A young boy enjoys himself, chasing the wind, flying, eating fruit, and finally going to sleep, secure in the knowledge that angels are watching over him all day and all night.

    Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life

    Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life [DVD]

    Broke and depressed, George Bailey contemplates suicide, but is brought back from the edge by an angel who shows him the impact he made on other's lives.

    Fallen [CD-sound recording] / Lauren Kate

    Fallen [CD-sound recording] / Lauren Kate

    Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

    In the company of angels : a novel / Thomas E. Kennedy

    In the company of angels  / Thomas E. Kennedy

    After he is tortured for months in a Chilean prison, Bernardo Greene is visited by two angels who promise that he will survive to experience beauty and love once again, a promise that has better chances of coming true after Bernardo comes to Copenhagen for treatment.

    Angels : a history / David Albert Jones
     

    Angels : a history / David Albert Jones

    David Albert Jones provides a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and popular culture.

     

    A child's book of angels / Joanna Crosse

    A child's book of angels / Joanna Crosse

    A small boy's guardian angel appears to him one evening when he cannot get to sleep and takes him on a guided tour of the angelic realm, introducing the entire hierarchy of angels and explaining the many ways in which they work on behalf of the planet.

    Wings of desire

    Wings of desire [DVD]

    A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love.

    Hush, hush / Becca Fitzpatrick

    Hush, hush / Becca Fitzpatrick

    High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

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    Summaries from publisher materials

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  • Library Movie - Sat Dec 17 @ 2 PM

    See and enjoy the 1989 winter holiday movie; Rated G  starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, and Abe Vigoda on Saturday, December 17 from 2-4 P.M.

    When a young girl finds Santa's reindeer, Prancer, wounded in the woods near her home, she must overcome the cynicism of her entire town as she tries to nurse the animal back to health and create a true miracle of Christmas. - 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.

     

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  • If you liked the TV program Murder She Wrote then you may like...

    In Nice to recover the Queen's stolen snuff box, Lady Georgiana Rannoch participates in a Coco Chanel fashion show where a necklace also belonging to the Queen goes missing, forcing her to search for both priceless items and solve a murder.
     
    Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, but he fails to reply to her response. As her search widens, Sharon uncovers a connection to an unsolved murder of a young woman who was heiress to a multi-million dollar fortune.
     
    Hosting a Spanish playwright during a graduate student's production of his play, Meg, eight-and-a-half months pregnant with twins, is on the case when the department dean cancels the play and is promptly found murdered.
     
    Antiques shop owner Josie Prescott teams up with the local police chief to investigate the mysterious death of a guest lecturer for Josie's class on great vintage clothing.
    Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister, at the heart of this real-life drama, will stir your emotions and inspire you. Bonus features included.
     
    BeckyLyn, who is a member of a fundamentalist sect, is accused of killing her husband. Another one of the wives, Queenie, is desperate to prove her innocence and reaches out to BeckyLyn's excommunicated son Jordan for help in freeing his mother.
     
    "... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container. -MA

     

     

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  • December Book Club

    Christmas tree

    Christmas Miscellanea

    Christmas stories read by Jim Barton

    December 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

    At this special holiday event open to all Glenside patrons, Jim Barton will entertain us with some Christmas tales. 

    Holiday refreshments will be served.

    Please register at the Adult Services Desk.

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  • Outdoor Holiday Arrangment Program

    Attend this fun floral program presented by Professional Florist, Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens on Tuesday, December 6 from 7-8:30 P.M. Peggy will instruct and show you how to make a Winter Holiday Outdoor Container arrangement. This program requires in-person registration at the Adult Services desk. No phone-in registrations! There is a materials fee of $10 for each arrangement made. This program is capped at 20 people.

    See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions. - MA

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  • If you enjoyed the TV soap opera series Dark Shadows from 1966-1971 then you may like...

    We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead.
    Sixteen-year-old journalist Sophie McGee's junior year is filled with unexpected drama--and romance--when she discovers that her new classmates are hiding a dark secret, while the "boy next door" from her childhood re-enters her life.
    Argeneau vampire series
    Adrian Breze is more Shadowspawn than human, but he has turned from his own kind to fight for humanity. He battles the dark forces of the world, including those of his own blood ... including his sister twin anima.
    Sink your teeth into the Extended Bite Me Edition of the hysterically funny spoof, with more outrageous humor and bloody good fun! Becca, an angst-ridden teenager at a new high school, finds herself torn between two supernatural suitors: a moody vampire and an extremely hairy werewolf.
      Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life - so much so that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun now exists as a vampire.
      Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks, Washington to live with her father. She begins her junior year in high school and becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen. He holds a dark secret which is only known by his family. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for, a true soul mate. But he knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward tries to warn Bella that she should leave him, but she refuses. A new vampire finds it a challenge to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood. Now, the game is on and James will not stop until she is killed. - MA

     

     

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  • August Book Club

    Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier September 27, 20011 When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, and in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally.

     

    Jar City

     

    October 25, 2011 When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavik flat, the only clues area  cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that many years ago the victim was accused but not convicted of rape. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him?
    Nefertiti by Michelle Moran November 29, 2011 Raised far from the Egyptian court with her sister, Mutnodjmet, the beautiful and ambitious Nefertiti becomes the wife of the radical new pharaoh, Amunhotep, encouraging his plans to overturn Egypt's state religion and making powerful enemies in the process.

     

    See the events calendar for the rest of the upcoming book club selections.

    All programs start at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of every month in meeting room A, unless there is a field trip.

    If you are interested in joining the Book Club for any or all of these discussions, contact the Adult Reference Desk.  All the books are obtained for free through the Interlibrary Loan Service.

    For more information you may contact the book discussion coordinator, Nancy by calling 630.260.1550 or email nmccully@glensidepld.org.

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