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Library link March/April 2018

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

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Library Closings Sunday, April 1 • Easter Closed

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

Registration Events marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and inperson for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last 4 digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. Individuals with a disability, who require an accommodation for any of our programs, please contact the Library at least 5 days prior to the event. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Information Desk or Youth Services Desk.

High School Completion Program GHPLD is offering community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School (COHS), a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a Cengage company. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, COHS is specifically designed to re-engage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into postsecondary career education or the workforce. Scholarships for COHS will be awarded to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma to advance their careers. Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Residents can learn more by visiting greenhillslibrary.org/COHS. Questions about Career Online High School can be directed to COHS@greenhillslibrary.org.

Friends Book Sale: April 20–24 The Friends of the Library are proud to announce a spring book sale. Visit the Ground Floor Meeting Room to check out our great collection of books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. All of the proceeds generated from the Friends Book Sale support the Green Hills Public Library District. If you are interested in volunteering for the Friends of the Library or at the Friends Book Sale, please contact Amy Manta at (708) 945-2488.

Book Sale Hours Friday, April 20 9am–4pm Saturday, April 21 10am–4pm Sunday, April 22 12–3pm Monday, April 23 9am–3pm Tuesday, April 24 9–11am

Friends Preview Sale All Friends of the Green Hills Library members are invited to attend the Friends Preview Sale on Thursday, April 19 from 4–6pm. Not a member yet? Join the Friends at the door for $5 (one-year membership) and shop the preview sale.

LEARN MORE: greenhillslibrary.org


Announcements Election Day: Tuesday, March 20 Polls are open 6am–7pm. Find your polling place at cookcountyclerk.com. As the Library is a designated polling place, we will open the entire Library at 6am on Election Day.

from the director

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.

Crochet for Charity We have donated a total of 114 baby blankets, 824 pet beds, and 309 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.

National Library Week: April 8–14 Celebrate National Library Week with us by visiting GHPLD to find out what’s new. We continually add to our collection, services, and program offerings so that we can meet the demand of our community. Did you know that we have Rokus available to check out? Or a media:scape in which you can connect your laptop or mobile device to a projection screen that enhances presentations and collaboration sessions? Have you tried our online learning resource Lynda.com to build on your creative, technical, or business skills? What about our many eContent resources that allow you to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and videos all in the convenience of your own home? Our physical Library continues to grow, and so does our 24/7 Library. When you visit the Library, ask a staff member about the many services we have to offer. We’re happy to help!

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I hope you are all enjoying the Library’s new look! As you walk towards the audiovisual or adult nonfiction collections you will see our beautiful new fish tank, a welcoming entrance to the Youth Services Department. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about marine life and we are planning to work with Something Fishy, Inc. on educational programs. Keep an eye out for programs in future newsletters! As the weather begins to warm up, we have a few final touches to make on the exterior of the building, including the ceramic work by Artist Sonata Kazimeraitiene. Once completed, we are planning a Grand Reopening Event on Saturday, June 2. Save the date! It seems such a long time ago now, but in December we had our Staff Development Day which was a great opportunity for all staff to get together and participate in a variety of activities including receiving some training on emergency procedures from the North Palos Fire Department. Do you recognize all of us? -Jane Jenkins jjenkins@greenhillslibrary.org


adult events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Information 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 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.

Crochet 101 Wednesday, March 7 • 10am Wednesday, March 21• 10am OR 3pm Wednesday, April 4 • 10am Wednesday, April 18 • 10am OR 3pm Learn the basics of crochet with this class. Supplies will be provided by the Library, but feel free to bring your own. For more information, please contact Amanda Farinella at (708) 598-8446 ext. 122.

Shred Day

Saturday, March 24 • 11am–3pm It’s time to get rid of your spring clutter! 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 2 boxes per person.

Email Basics

Tuesday, March 6 • 3:30pm

Craft Night: Birdhouse Decorating*

Meet Marie Antoinette*

We will paint and accessorize a wooden birdhouse for your backyard. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 45. This event is for adults only.

History comes to life in the character of Marie Antoinette who engages the audience with a costumed first person narrative. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Registration is limited to 45. This event is for adults only.

Thursday, March 1 • 7pm

Friday, March 23 • 11:30am

This class is designed to provide a basic introduction to using Gmail. We will cover the basics of using email, such as logging in and out, creating and sending emails, and sending attachments. This class is for adults only.

Ageless Grace Class* Shamrock Ragsters* Wednesday, March 7 • 7pm Celebrate St. Patrick’s day at the Library! Enjoy Irish treats as the Shamrock Ragsters perform traditional Irish music! This event is for all ages. Registration is limited to 75. This event is for all ages.

Italian Cooking with Chef Maddox*

Wednesday, March 21 • 6:30pm Chef Maddox is back to demonstrate some tasty Italian dishes. Samples will be provided. Registration is limited to 75. This event is for adults only.

Trash or Treasure*

Thursday, March 15 • 6:30pm Professional appraiser Rex Newell of Rex’s Antiques will discuss current trends in the antique markets and offer a suggested value of your antiques. The first 40 registrants to sign up will have one handheld item appraised. Please no firearms, Native American, or Oriental items. This event is for adults only. Tickets for appraisal will be available starting Thursday, February 15 at 9am at the Information Desk. Spectator registration begins on Friday, February 16 at 9am.

Friday, March 16 • 10am OR 11am 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. Registration is limited to 28 per class. This event is for adults only.

In the Belly of the Beast: King in Chicago with Clarence Goodman Monday, April 2 • 6:30pm

From Montgomery to Memphis and to the Mountaintop, Martin Luther King’s brief but profound life covered millions of miles and countless cities including Chicago. This event is for adults only.

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. 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. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Information Desk.

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adult Events Intro to Facebook

Wednesday, April 4 • 1:30pm Learn the basics of Facebook in this class. Topics include signing up, finding friends, posting, and privacy in this lecture based class. This class is for adults only.

Afternoon Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

Wednesday, April 11 • 2pm Join us for an afternoon movie! One lucky person will win a copy of the movie! Popcorn and drinks will be served. This event is for adults only.

Fact & Fiction Book Group

Adult Calendar of Events

Join us the last Thursday of the month at 7pm for lively conversation and great reads! Our book group meets at a different restaurant in the community each month. Copies of books and audiobooks are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

Thursday, March 29 • 7pm

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Craft Night: Birdhouse Decorating*................7pm

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Email Basics....................................................3:30pm

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Crochet 101.......................................................10am

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Shamrock Ragsters*............................................7pm

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

15 Trash or Treasure*.........................................6:30pm

by Meik Wiking

21 Crochet 101........................................10am OR 3pm

Location: The Irish Legend, 8933 Archer Ave., Willow Springs

16 Ageless Grace Class*.....................10am OR 11am 21 Italian Cooking with Chef Maddox*..........6:30pm 23 Meet Marie Antoinette*.............................11:30am 24 Shred Day...........................................................11am 29 Fact & Fiction Book Group................................7pm

Bingo Night*

April

Monday April 9 • 6:30pm Join us for a night of action-packed bingo excitement! Winners will receive gift cards and other prizes! Refreshments will be served. Registration is limited to 75. This event is for adults only.

Thursday, April 26 • 7pm News of the World

We will be decorating a set of glass coasters with pressed flowers. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 20 per session. This event is for adults only. Due to high demand, we are offering two sessions of this class and patrons are limited to registering for only one session.

In the Belly of the Beast..............................6:30pm

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Crochet 101.......................................................10am

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Intro to Facebook..........................................1:30pm

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

by Paulette Jiles

11 Afternoon Movie..................................................2pm

Location: Hong Min Restaurant, 8048 W. 111th St., Palos Hills

18 Crochet 101........................................10am OR 3pm

Glass Flower Coasters*

Tuesday, April 17 • 2pm OR 6pm

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17 Glass Flower Coasters*.......................2pm OR 6pm 18 Before You Call the Handyman.........................7pm 24 Money Smart Week*...........................................7pm 26 Fact & Fiction Book Group.................................7pm

Money Smart Week: The Basics of Investing*

Before You Call the Handyman: Common Home Repair Fixes

Join us for a financial workshop to learn about the fundamental concepts that help build financial security. Tax-deferred vs. taxable investments, the high cost of waiting to save, and other topics will be discussed. This event is for adults only.

Professional handyman Dan Findley presents common home repairs and preventative maintenance that you can do yourself with a small home tool kit. This event is for adults only.

Tuesday, April 24 • 7pm

Wednesday, April 18 • 7pm

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. 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. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Information Desk.

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teen/tween events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth 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.

Confetti Terrariums*

Natgirl Reads: Book Club* Come join Miss Natalie for a fun book discussion! Snacks will be provided.

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Confetti Terrariums*..........................................6pm

26 DIY Slime Stress Balls*......................................6pm

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. Registration is limited to 20. Ages 10–17.

28 Natgirl Reads: Book Club*................6:00–7:30pm

April 3

Breakfast for Dinner*.........................................6pm

19 Pizza & Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok..............6pm 25 Natgirl Reads: Book Club*.................6:00–7:30pm

Wednesday, March 7 • 6pm Make some trendy terrariums decorated with confetti to spruce up your room! Registration is limited to 30. Ages 10–17.

Pizza & Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

Wednesday, March 28 6:00–7:30pm

Breakfast for Dinner* Tuesday, April 3 • 6pm

Come to the Library and make some yummy breakfast favorites! We will be making waffles, yogurt parfaits, and lattes. Registration is limited to 30. Ages 10–17.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke

Thursday, April 19 • 6pm

Snack on pizza and pop while we watch Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13). No registration. Space limited to first 30 attendees. Ages 10–17.

Wednesday, April 25 6:00–7:30pm

DIY Slime Stress Balls* Monday, March 26 • 6pm

Make some squishy and cool slime stress balls to bring you a sense of calm and relaxation. Registration is limited to 30. Ages 10–17.

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

Welcome to the Hangout! Construction is complete! We have a brand new tween and teen space called The Hangout. The Hangout is the perfect place to do homework, work on class projects, play games on our Nintendo Switch, watch a movie, or just hang out with your friends. Please note that this area is reserved for ages 10–17.

Events marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for events online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. 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. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Youth Services Desk.

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storytimes Baby Bookworms*

Little Listeners*

Ages 0–23 months With a focus on music and movement, this storytime is perfect for our youngest prereaders! Caregiver must attend with the child. Older siblings welcome. Registration is limited to 12.

Ages 3–5 Come to the Library and have some fun with stories, songs, and more! Registration is limited to 18.

Pajama Storytime*

Tales for Two’s*

Ages 3–5 Feel free to come in your PJs and have some fun with stories, songs, and more! Registration is limited to 18.

Ages 24–35 months Stories, songs, and more! Caregiver must attend with the child. Registration is limited to 15.

Fridays at 10am OR 11am March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6

Thursdays at 10am March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5

Tuesdays at 6:30pm March 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesdays at 10am March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3

family events Family Bingo*

Thursday, March 22 • 6pm Looking for some fun for the whole family? Come play bingo for prizes! Everyone is a winner! Registration is limited to 60. Children of all ages welcome. Caregivers must register as well.

Family Movie Time

Monday, March 5 • 6pm

Enjoy a free movie, popcorn, and juice with the family! All ages are welcome.

Join the fabulous Ben as he does amazing bubble sculptures and STEM based tricks! Children of all ages and caregivers welcome.

March 16 Wonder April 20 Coco

Miss Jamie’s Farm

Monday, March 26 • 11am Kids can sing along, dance, and answer fun farm trivia in Miss Jamie’s high energy musical performance! This show is aimed at kids 2–8 years old, but is fun for the whole family! Children of all ages and caregivers are welcome.

Ben’s Bubble Show

Fridays at 4:30pm

Exotic Animal Show Monday, April 30 • 6pm

Come to the Library and learn about amazing exotic animals! We will have 12 animals that include a hedgehog, lemur, kinkajou, bearded dragon, and more! Children of all ages and caregivers welcome.

If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth 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.

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. 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. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Youth Services Desk.

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youth events If you are signed up for an event you cannot attend, please call the Youth 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.

Passport Pals*

Thursday, March 8 • 6pm Exploring: France

Eco Club*

Wednesday, March 14 • 6pm Wednesday, April 11 • 6pm Join Miss Emily as you watch a video, play a game, and make a craft all about a nature topic that you voted on. Registration is limited to 25. Children ages 6 and up.

Science Lab*

Wednesday, March 21 • 6pm Wednesday, April 18 • 6pm Go full STEAM ahead with Miss Emily while she leads the group in science experiments at the Library. Registration is limited to 25. Children of all ages welcome, but under 6 must be assisted by a caregiver.

Thursday, April 5 • 6pm Exploring: Poland

Come to the Library and explore the world! Every month we will travel to a new country to learn about their history and culture. Registration is limited to 25. Children ages 7 and up.

Lego Club

Thursday, March 1 • 4pm Thursday, April 5 • 4pm We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination and building skills! Grades K–5.

Crafternoons Tinkering with Tech* Thursday, April 26 • 6pm

Do a fun STEM experiment and lesson, then play with the latest and greatest technology and robotics! Grades 2-5. Registration is limited to 25.

Drop in between 4–5pm Get crafty with us! Swing by the Activity Room for an afternoon craft. Children of all ages welcome.

Wednesday, March 7 Paper Plate Mandala

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Wednesday, April 4

April

Spring Trees

Read to the Dogs* Monday, March 12 Drop-in between 4–6pm

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! Registration is limited to 30.

STEM Seekers* Tuesdays at 6pm March 6, 13, 20, 27

Come to the Library for a totally new kind of fun at this weekly event! You’ll have a blast with mischief-making science and engineering activities like making air cannons, building giant fortresses, racing your own cars, and more! Grades 2–5. Registration is limited to 25.

Lego Club...................................................................4pm Ben’s Bubble Show..................................................6pm Tales for Two’s*......................................................10am STEM Seekers*..........................................................6pm Pajama Storytime*.............................................6:30pm Crafternoons.............................................................4pm Little Listeners*......................................................10am Passport Pals*...........................................................6pm Baby Bookworms*...............................10am OR 11am Little Listeners*......................................................10am Read to the Dogs*...................................................4pm Tales for Two’s*......................................................10am STEM Seekers*.........................................................6pm Pajama Storytime*............................................6:30pm Eco Club*...................................................................6pm Little Listeners*.....................................................10am Baby Bookworms*...............................10am OR 11am Family Movie Time............................................4:30pm Tales for Two’s*......................................................10am STEM Seekers*..........................................................6pm Pajama Storytime*.............................................6:30pm Science Lab*.............................................................6pm Little Listeners*.....................................................10am Family Bingo*...........................................................6pm Baby Bookworms*...............................10am OR 11am Miss Jamie’s Farm..................................................11am Tales for Two’s*......................................................10am STEM Seekers*..........................................................6pm Pajama Storytime*.............................................6:30pm Little Listeners*.....................................................10am Baby Bookworms*...............................10am OR 11am

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Tales for Two’s*.......................................................10am Crafternoons..............................................................4pm Little Listeners*.......................................................10am Lego Club....................................................................4pm Passport Pals*............................................................6pm Baby Bookworms*................................10am OR 11am Eco Club*....................................................................6pm Science Lab*..............................................................6pm Family Movie Time.............................................4:30pm Tinkering with Tech*................................................6pm

30 Exotic Animal Show..................................................6pm

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration will begin online and in-person for GHPLD cardholders on Friday, February 16 at 9am. Registration by phone will not be accepted. A GHPLD Library card and PIN (last four digits of phone number) are required at the time of registration. Non-residents may register for programs online or in-person one week after registration opens to GHPLD cardholders. 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. Register online at greenhillslibrary.org or visit the Youth Services Desk.

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Library Board of Trustees Rick Kelleher, President Stephen Culen, Vice President Tom Hanes, Treasurer Noula Angelos, Secretary Patricia Parise Steve Stratakos Azmi Mohammad Jane Jenkins, Library Director Upcoming Board Meetings: Monday, March 19 • 5:30pm Monday, April 16 • 5:30pm

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March The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian The Disappeared by C.J. Box As You Wish by Jude Deveraux The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler Every Note Played by Lisa Genova Duel to the Death by J.A. Jance Sweet Vengeance by Fern Michaels Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery by James Patterson Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel Caribbean Rum by Randy Wayne White

April The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver The Knowledge by Martha Grimes The Road Home by Beverly Lewis The First Family by Michael Palmer Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry Twisted Prey by John Sandford After Anna by Lisa Scottoline Shoot First by Stuart Woods

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