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JuLy/auGust 2018

Inside This Issue Announcements Adult Events Teen Events Storytimes Family Events Youth Events Upcoming Titles

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Reading Takes You Everywhere! Summer Reading Program Monday, June 18–Saturday, August 11 Ready, set, read! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and log your reading to earn tickets for a chance to win one of our grand prizes. Readers in grades PreK–12 will receive weekly tokens for our prize machine. Grand prize tickets can be picked up at the Youth or Adult Services Desks. This program is open to youth (ages 2+) and adults of all ages. Register at the Library or online at greenhillslibrary.org. You can also conveniently log your reading through our website. Books, ebooks, and audiobooks from Green Hills Public Library District are eligible for the program.

Wednesday, July 4 • Independence Day Closed Friday, August 3 • Department Meetings Closing at 5pm

Connect Online • greenhillslibrary.org • twitter.com/greenhillslib • facebook.com/greenhillslib • greenhillslibraryteens.tumblr.com

Parking Notice The Library’s parking lot fills up quickly, especially when there is a scheduled event. Parking in a non-designated space is prohibited as it may block entry/exit for other cars and emergency vehicles.

Contact Us 10331 S. Interlochen Dr. Palos Hills, IL 60465 greenhillslibrary.org

National Night Out Tuesday, August 7 • 6:30–8:30pm The Library is partnering with the Palos Hills Police Department, Palos Hills Community Resource & Recreation Department, and North Palos Fire Department for a fun summer evening for families! National Night Out is a nationwide campaign to encourage community engagement and build closer police-community relationships. There will be a concert with the band Centerfold, balloon artist, face painter, inflatables, and more! This event will take place at Town Square Park in Palos Hills.

How to Register for Programs Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, June 22 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Adult Services Desk or Youth Services Desk. Individuals with a disability, who require an accommodation for any of our programs, please contact the Library at least five days prior to the event.

(708) 598-8446 LEARN MORE: greenhillslibrary.org


from the director

announCements Save the Date: Palos Reads Thursday, September 27 • 7pm Location: Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Orland Park

This year’s Palos Reads is Melanie Benjamin’s The Girls in the Picture, the story of the friendship between silent screen actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Francis Marion. The author will be at the Palos Country Club on Thursday, September 27 at 7pm. The Library is planning to offer programs highlighting this golden age of film. There will be more information in our September/ October newsletter. Finally, summer is here! We have had such a long winter that it is so nice to be outside. Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on June 2; it was great to see so many of you. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the improvements we have made to your Library including the beautiful mosaics added to the outside planters. Many of the mosaics were handcrafted by patrons and staff; I hope you were able to find yours! If you have vacation plans don’t forget we have audiobooks and eBooks as an alternative to taking print materials. As we begin to wrap up our Summer Reading Program and our students are getting ready to head back to school, we have many resources available to help with projects and homework. Tutor.com is a wonderful homework resource accessible remotely or within the Library; you just need to have your Library card handy. For our younger patrons, ages 2-7, ABCmouse.com helps with reading, math, social studies, art, music, and more. I hope to see many of you at our annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 at Town Square Park. This wonderful nationwide campaign brings together neighbors and law enforcement. -Jane Jenkins

Crochet for Charity We have donated a total of 123 baby blankets, 870 pet beds, and 353 hats. This is an ongoing program, so bring in your donations anytime. We will accept items that are already completed or you can check out a bag with all the materials provided. We are always accepting yarn donations as long as the yarn is machine washable. All donations can be given to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Parking Notice The Library’s parking lot fills up quickly, especially when there is a scheduled event. If the parking lot is full, please park on Interlochen Drive. Parking in a non-designated space is prohibited as it may block entry/exit for other cars and emergency vehicles.

Geocaching Competition Monday, June 4–Saturday, August 4 The Geocaching Competition continues! Visit participating area libraries using clues and coordinates to find hidden geocaches. For each cache you find at a participating library, you earn a drawing ticket for a $25 gift card. To be eligible for the drawing, your library card must be in good standing. All ages welcome. Register and obtain your official clue card any time! The last day to locate caches is Saturday, August 4. Let the adventure begin!

jjenkins@greenhillslibrary.org

What’s Our Staff Reading? The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle Sam Levitt, an insurance investigator and wine connoisseur is called in to find a $3 million wine collection that has been stolen from a wealthy California collector. His investigation takes him first to Paris, then Marseilles, as he seeks to locate the stolen goods. He takes you on a descriptive tour of both cities and titillates your palette with the culinary delights of French cuisine. So pour yourself a glass of wine (or grape juice), sit, and enjoy this delightful mystery! - Linnea, Circulation 2 Library Link | July–August 2018


Unless otherwise noted, registration for Adult events starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

adult events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Adult Services Desk at least 24 hours before the event at (708) 598-8446 ext. 120. This will allow us to contact other interested patrons on the waitlist. Given the current popularity of our events, patrons who do not cancel their registration more than 24 hours in advance will be considered No Shows. If a patron is considered a No Show for three events, he or she may be unable to register for future events, and will instead be placed on the waitlist.

Bingo Night* Monday, July 2 • 6:30pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library for a night of bingo! Winners will receive gift cards and other prizes! Light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited to 75. This event is for adults only.

Ageless Grace* Friday, July 20 • 10am Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room This cutting-edge brain fitness program is based on neuroplasticity that activates all six functions of the brain. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. This event is for adults only. Limit 40.

Succulent Planters* Wednesday, July 11 • 2pm OR 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and paint terracotta planters! Then, we’ll plant succulents and decorate with colorful rocks. All supplies are provided. This event is for adults only. Limit 20 per session. Due to high demand, we are offering two sessions of this class and patrons are limited to registering for only one session.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning Basics* Thursday, August 8 • 7pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Learn the fundamentals of canning in this demo with veteran gardener Anna Stange. Both water bath and pressure canning tips and techniques will be discussed. We will prepare and can organic seasonal produce that is vegan and gluten-free. This event is for adults only. Limit 75.

Super Couponing* Morning Movie: Phantom Thread Friday, July 27 • 10am Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room One lucky person will win a copy of the movie. Popcorn and drinks will be served. This event is for adults only.

Thursday, August 2 • 7pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Get the most for your money by learning the tricks of the pros. Join Jill Cataldo for this fun, fast-paced workshop, and learn the best techniques for following sales by using newspapers, online coupons, and coupon apps to their fullest advantage. This event is for adults only. Limit 90.

Garden to Plate Dining with Chef Maddox* Monday, July 16 • 6:30pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Summer gardens and local farmers markets are bountiful with great vegetables and fruits waiting to be explored. Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate some great recipes to share with friends and family. Tastings will be provided. This event is for adults only. Limit 75.

Shred Day Saturday, August 4 • 11am–3pm Location: South Parking Lot Bring your paper goods to the South Parking Lot on Interlochen Drive and have them shredded confidentially and securely by Beaver Shredding. You are welcome to wait but it is not required. There will be a limit of two boxes per person. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chicago Botanic Garden Trip* Saturday, July 14 • 9:30am–4:30pm

Location: Chicago Botanic Garden Visit the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden with the Library! We will be taking a grand tram tour that travels 2.6 miles showing the entire garden grounds, highlights of 81 acres of lakes, nine garden islands, and panoramic views of these beautiful gardens. Then we’ll dine on a gourmet lunch buffet. Trip fee is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents (cash or check please). Fee includes all costs including transportation. No refunds. Registration starts Thursday, June 21 at 9am in the Lobby. There will be a limit of two registrations per each individual. This trip is for adults only. Limit 26.

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Unless otherwise noted, registration for Adult events starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

Pressed Flower Floating Frames* Tuesday, August 14 • 2 OR 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Craft beautiful wall art for your home! Learn how to press flowers and then arrange flowers on a float frame. All supplies are provided. This event is for adults only. Limit 20 per session. Due to high demand, we are offering two sessions of this class and patrons are limited to registering for only one session.

adult events Fact & Fiction Book Group The Fact & Fiction Book Group is now meeting at the Library each month. Facilitators will showcase the Library’s many books and resources, related to that month’s book choice! Come and join us at the Library for lively conversation and great reads. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of books and audiobooks will be available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

Adult Services Calendar of Events July 2

Bingo Night*..........................................6:30pm

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Succulent Planters*...........................2 OR 6pm

14 Chicago Botanic Garden Trip*..9:30am–4:30pm 16

Garden to Plate Dining*.........................6:30pm

20 Ageless Grace*..........................................10am 26 Fact & Fiction Book Group...........................7pm

Thursday, July 26 • 7pm

27 Morning Movie: Phantom Thread................10am

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room

August Strange and Wonderful Illinois* Friday, August 10 • 11:30am Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Learn interesting Illinois trivia and how some towns acquired their names. See quirky roadside attractions, unusual festivals, and surprisingly beautiful scenery. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only. Limit 45.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Tuesday, August 28 • 6:30pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room What does your handwriting say about you? Chris McBrien will astonish you with the character traits he can see in your writing! He will also teach you a basic method to start you out in doing some handwriting analyzing of your own. This event is for adults only. Limit 75.

Shred Day............................................11am–3pm

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Preserving the Harvest: Canning Basics*.....7pm

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Strange and Wonderful Illinois*...............11:30am

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Pressed Flower Floating Frames*.......2 OR 6pm

23 We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!*................7pm 28 Handwriting Analysis*.............................6:30pm 30 Fact & Fiction Book Group...........................7pm

Thursday, August 30 • 7pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room

by Dave Barry

Afternoon Movie: All the Money in the World Wednesday, August 22 • 2pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room One lucky person will win a copy of the movie. Popcorn and drinks will be served. This event is for adults only.

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Super Couponing*..................................6:30pm

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Best State Ever

Handwriting Analysis*

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We’re Gonna Party Like it’s 1818!* Thursday, August 23 • 7pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Who were the people who founded our state of Illinois 200 years ago? What did they dream about? What did they eat? How did they dress? Join Ellie while she takes you to a party in 1818. Sample the food, have your silhouette made, listen to speeches, dance the dances, and hear the music that might have played as all 32,000 of us celebrated statehood. This event is for adults only. Registration is limited.


Unless otherwise noted, registration for Teen events starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

teen events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth Services Desk at least 24 hours before the event at (708) 598-8446 ext. 117. This will allow us to contact other interested patrons on the waitlist. Given the current popularity of our events, patrons who do not cancel their registration more than 24 hours in advance will be considered No Shows. If a patron is considered a No Show for three events, he or she may be unable to register for future events, and will instead be placed on the waitlist.

Luau at the Library*

July Come join Miss Natalie for a fun book discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Desk one month before the book club meeting. If you do not pick up your book one week before the meeting, your spot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the waiting list. Ages 10–17. Limit 20.

Tuesday, July 17 • 6:00–7:30pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come for a fun Luau party! We will play Hawaii-themed games, make a summery DIY craft, eat tropical desserts and snacks, take pictures at the photobooth, and more! Ages 10–17. Limit 40.

12 Pressed Flower Bookmarks...........................4pm 17

Luau at the Library*......................................6pm

25 Natgirl Reads: Book Club*...........................6pm 31

Summer Desserts*.....................4:30pm OR 6pm

August 9

Pizza & Movie Night.....................................6pm

20 Color Burst Tote Bags*.............4:30pm OR 6pm 29 Natgirl Reads: Book Club*...........................6pm

Wednesday, July 25 • 6pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room

Summer Desserts with Chef Maddie* All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Color Burst Tote Bags and Socks*

Teen Calendar of Events

Natgirl Reads: Book Club*

Wednesday, August 29 • 6pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 31 • 4:30pm OR 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Learn how to make yummy summer treats in this hands on program with professional chef, Maddie LaKind. Ages 10–17. Limit 15 per session. Due to high demand, we are offering two sessions of this class and patrons are limited to registering for only one session.

Monday, August 20 4:30pm OR 6pm Location: South Parking Lot Come to the Library and perfect your DIY skills! We will use a cool method called color bursting to dye a tote bag and a pair of socks. These items will be provided, or you may bring your own article of clothing to decorate. Ages 10–17. Limit 20 per session. Due to high demand, we are offering two sessions of this class and patrons are limited to registering for only one session.

Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick

Pressed Flower Bookmarks Thursday, July 12 Drop in between 3–4pm

Pizza & Movie Night: Black Panther (PG-13)

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Let’s get crafty! Drop in and make cute bookmarks with pressed flowers, confetti, and more! Ages 10–17.

Thursday, August 9 • 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Snack on pizza and pop while we watch Black Panther (PG-13). No registration. Ages 10–17. Limit 30. 5 Library Link | July–August 2018


Unless otherwise noted, registration for Storytimes starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

storytimes Wiggles and Giggles Playdate*

Where Did All the Storytimes Go?

Friday July 6 • 10am Friday August 3 • 10am

Don’t worry! Our storytimes are just taking a little break for the summer. All of our regular storytime sessions will resume in September.

Multilingual Family Storytime* Monday, August 13 • 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and listen to fun stories, sing great songs, and learn words in a new language! Registration is limited to 25 children.

Pajama Storytime* Tuesdays at 6:30pm July 3, 10, 17, 24 Location: Activity Room Ages 3-5 Feel free to come in your PJs to have some fun with stories, songs, and more! Limit 18.

Unless otherwise noted, registration for Family events starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth Services Desk at least 24 hours before the event at (708) 598-8446 ext. 117. This will allow us to contact other interested patrons on the waitlist. Given the current popularity of our programs, patrons who do not cancel their registration more than 24 hours in advance will be considered No Shows. If a patron is considered a No Show for three events, he or she may be unable to register for future events, and will instead be placed on the waitlist.

Birdhouse Decorating* Monday, July 10 • 4:30pm OR 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Bring the whole family to decorate an adorable birdhouse! We will paint and accessorize a cute wooden birdhouse for your backyard. Limit 20 families per session.

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Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and have a baby playdate! We will dance to songs, play with bubbles, and more! Registration is limited to 18 children.

family events Singing Around the World

Family Movie Time

Tuesday, July 3 • 6pm

Fridays at 4:30pm

Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Join Anna Stange for a fun night of singing and learning! She will bring a collection of instruments from around the world and sing songs from all the continents, while everyone learns about the countries. All ages welcome.

Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Enjoy a free movie, popcorn, and juice with the family! All ages are welcome.

July 27 A Wrinkle in Time August 24 Sherlock Gnomes

Circus Boy

Pirate Party!*

Monday, August 21 • 6pm

Monday, August 27 • 6pm

Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come see the Incredible Circus Boy perform at the Library! Circus Boy blends his comedic skills with lots of audience participation while performing circus antics, which include riding a titanium unicycle, balancing on a ladder, juggling with his mouth, and riding the world’s smallest bike!

Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Explore the mighty seas at our Pirate Party! We will play lots of fun games, have treats, do a treasure dig, and more! Children ages 6 and up. Limit 30.


Unless otherwise noted, registration for Youth events starts Friday, June 22 at 9am.

youth events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth Services Desk at least 24 hours before the event at (708) 598-8446 ext. 117. This will allow us to contact other interested patrons on the waitlist. Given the current popularity of our programs, patrons who do not cancel their registration more than 24 hours in advance will be considered No Shows. If a patron is considered a No Show for three events, he or she may be unable to register for future events, and will instead be placed on the waitlist.

Music Makers* Mondays at 6pm July 2, 9, 16, 23 Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and learn all about music! During this four-week program you’ll learn how to play songs on a ukulele and much more. Every participant gets their own ukulele to keep! Children ages 8 and up. Limit 10.

Passport Pals* Read to the Dogs* Monday, August 6 Drop in between 4–6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and sharpen your reading skills by reading to the cutest therapy dogs! Once you complete your book, we will take your picture and hang it up in the Library! All ages. Limit 30.

Thursday, July 19 • 6pm Exploring: China

Thursday, August 16 • 6pm Exploring: Greece Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Come to the Library and explore the world! Every month we will travel to a new country to learn about their history and culture. Children ages 7 and up. Limit 25.

Youth Calendar of Events July 2

Music Makers*..................................................6pm

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Singing Around the World...............................6pm

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Pajama Storytime*.................................6:30pm

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Crafternoons....................................................4pm

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Wiggles and Giggles Playdate*...................10am

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Music Makers*..................................................6pm

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Birdhouse Decorating*....................................6pm

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Pajama Storytime*.....................................6:30pm

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Eco Club*..........................................................6pm

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Tinkering with Tech*.........................................6pm

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Music Makers*..................................................6pm

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Pajama Storytime*......................................6:30pm

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Science Lab*....................................................6pm

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Passport Pals*...................................................6pm

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Music Makers*............................................6pm

24 Pajama Storytime*.....................................6:30pm

August

Young Rembrandts* Science Lab* Wednesday, July 18 • 6pm Wednesday, August 15 • 6pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Go full STEAM ahead with Miss Emily while she leads the group in science experiments at the Library. Children of all ages welcome, but under 6 must be assisted by a caregiver. Limit 25.

Eco Club*

Tuesday, July 24 • 6pm Wednesday, August 22 • 6pm

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Crafternoons.....................................................4pm

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Wiggles and Giggles Playdate*....................10am

Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room This fun and engaging program teaches children how to draw using fun techniques that all children can succeed with! We learn about drawing and art while developing academic, conceptual, and critical thinking skills. And yes, we have fun, too! Children ages 5 and up. Limit 25.

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Eco Club*...........................................................6pm

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Bilingual Family Storytime*.............................6pm

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Science Lab*.....................................................6pm

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Passport Pals*....................................................6pm

27 Pirate Party*......................................................6pm

Crafternoons Drop in between 4–5pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Get crafty with us! Swing by the Library for an afternoon craft. Children of all ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 11 • 6pm Wednesday, August 8 • 6pm Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room Join Miss Emily as you watch a video, play a game, and make a craft all about a nature topic that you voted on. Children ages 6 and up. Limit 25.

21 Circus Boy...........................................................6pm

Tinkering with Tech* Thursday, July 12 • 6pm Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room Conduct a fun STEM experiment and lesson, then play with the latest and greatest technology and robotics! Grades 2-5. Limit 25.

Thursday, July 5

Paper Plate Aquariums

Wednesday, August 1 Paper Plate Fruit

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Upcoming Titles

Library Hours Monday–Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

9am–9pm 10am–5pm 12–4pm

July Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom by Nancy Atherton The Sinners by Ace Atkins

Friends of the Library

Paradox by Catherine Coulter

Become a Friend of the Library! Membership applications are available at the Circulation Desk.

The Day of the Dead by Nicci French Double Blind by Iris Johansen A Measure of Darkness by Jonathan Kellerman Marry Me by Sundown by Johanna Lindsey

Library Board of Trustees

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Rick Kelleher, President Stephen Culen, Vice President Tom Hanes, Treasurer Noula Angelos, Secretary Patricia Parise Steve Stratakos Azmi Mohammad Jane Jenkins, Library Director

Spymaster by Brad Thor

Upcoming Board Meetings: Monday, July 16 • 5:30pm Monday, August 20 • 5:30pm

The Mark by Janet Evanovich

The Good Fight by Danielle Steel

August The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen Tailspin by Sandra Brown Relic by Alan Dean Foster The Breakers by Marcia Muller

Photo Policy The Green Hills Public Library District may photograph Library visitors. Such photos are for Library use and may be published in Library publicity materials. Notify staff if you do not wish to be photographed. Design: Brittany Ramos 8 Library Link | July–August 2018

Texas Ranger by James Patterson Feared by Lisa Scottoline Privateer by Margaret Weis The Money Shot by Stuart Woods

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