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River Grove Library Newsletter October 2013 Volume 3, Issue 10

Meet our new Head of Circulation Coming Events 10/9 Library Board meeting, 7:00 p.m. Public is welcome. 10/28 Book Club, 7:00 p.m.

“I am very excited about my new position as Head of Circulation. I have over six years of experience working in a public library setting and have a considerable amount of knowledge in Circulation policies and procedures. In addition I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology which gives me an advantage to better understand the needs of our community. I look forward to meeting the patrons of River Grove and please feel free to stop by and say hi!” Anastasia Daskalos

River Grove Public Library District 8638 W. Grand Ave. River Grove, IL 60171 708-453-4484

Monday – Thursday

10:00 – 9:00 Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 5:00

Book Club The River Grove Book club is looking for more members to join their group. The book club will meet on Monday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. This month’s selection is Room by Emma Donoghue. Books are available behind the circulation desk. Sign up or drop in for this event.

Take Our Survey The River Grove Public Library would like your opinion regarding a new library. You can either vote in person at the library or at our blog which can be found at: Thank you for your support.

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Become a Friend The Friends of the Library group is seeking members who can help out with different activities the group has planned. If you are interested in joining the Friends, please stop in the library and fill out a registration form, or send an e-mail to Marissa at

Read a good book lately? Here are two to try.

Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure by David Rosenfelt If you have ever vacationed with a pet, you understand all the planning and considerations that go into that type of trip. In Dogtripping, you see all that the author and his wife were against when they moved from California to Maine with twenty-five dogs. This true story will have you laughing throughout the book. The book details how the author ended up with all those dogs and how the love of animals pulls a group of strangers together in what becomes a remarkable journey.

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman Bill Dedman, the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner in investigative reporting, has unearthed the intriguing story of the reclusive and wealthy Huguette Clark, daughter of the copper industrialist W.A. Clark. When she died in 2011 at the age 104, a battle for her $300 million inheritance ensued. Of her many unique characteristics, her charity and affinity for privacy particularly stick out. She gave hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to friends, acquaintances, and her nurse, Hadassah Peri. Despite owning multiple mansions throughout the country, she chose to live the last twenty years of her life in a simple hospital room. (Interestingly, she needed very little in the way of healthcare.) Dedman does an excellent job of giving the reader a detailed look into the life of a woman who managed to keep even photographs of herself unseen for decades.


American Horror Story: Asylum

Monsters University


The Hangover: Part III

Only God Forgives

I Give It a Year

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The Governor’s Lady by Robert Inman

Deadly Heat by Richard Castle

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

Damned If You Do by Michael Brandman

The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

Styx and Stone by James Ziskin

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter

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RGPL Newsletter October 2013