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Local author to speak at public library about his latest true-crime novel

Lawrence author and University graduate Bill James will visit the Lawrence Public Library on Thursday to talk about his latest true-crime novel, “The Man from the Train.”

His daughter and assistant researcher, Rachel McCarthy James, will join him for the live reading and signing. The event is free and open to the public. The reading will start at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium and copies of the book will be sold by the Raven Book Store at the event.

“The Man from the Train” explores a series of unsolved axe murders across the U.S. in the early 1900s. Originally, Bill James was solely investigating the 1912 axe murder in Viscilla, Iowa. After delving deeper, Bill James started to connect the murder with multiple crimes across the country. He hired Rachel as an additional researcher and writer on the project. Although some of these crimes received convictions at the time, they both explain

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Library Corner – The Sentinel

‘Murder and Mayhem in Kentucky’ book discussion

Join us for the third and final session of a three-part scholar led book discussion series that will cover “true stories of bone chilling cruelty and heart wrenching heroism” that took place in Kentucky and other Appalachian states. The anthology, Appalachian Murders and Mysteries by James M. Gifford and Edwina Pendarvis, will be utilized during the entire series.

The facilitator will be EKU’s true crime author Keven McQueen. He’ll discuss the murder of Mary Magdalene Pitts, the Skyline Drive murders of Don and Brenda Howard, and Charles Manson’s ties to the Tri-State area.

This session will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Room at the Laurel County Public Library.

Registration is required. Register online at www.laurellibrary.org or call Gwen at 606-864-5759.

The library is located just off the 192 bypass in London.

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention program Oct. 16


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Library Corner: Sept. 10-16

See Sunday editions of the Laramie Boomerang for upcoming events at the Albany County Public Library.

ACPL now offers notary services.

Shop a great selection of books and other items anytime you’re in the library. The Friends of the Library Book Nook is located near the front doors of the public library and is open during library business hours.


‘80s Film Fest is at 7 p.m. Email Megan Richardson at mrichardson@albanycountylibrary.org for more information.


Storytime Yoga is from 10:30-11 a.m. Chidlren ages 2-6 and their families tell a story through yoga poses. Email Kennedy Penn-O’Toole@albanycountylibrary.org for more information.


Book Babies is at 10 a.m. This program features stories and songs for babies (up to age 2) and their caregivers and siblings. Email Kennedy Penn-O’Toole at kpennotoole@albanycountylibrary.org for more information.

YAK! is from 3:45-5 p.m. This program is for teens ages 13-18. Go to www.acplteenpad.weebly.com for event details. Email Kennedy Penn-O’Toole at kpennotoole@albanycountylibrary.org for more information.


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THE LIBRARY SHELF: Local authors can be found in one collection

You may not know it, but our community has quite a few published authors who have written in a wide array of genres and age groups. The library has now collected all of these books and created a shelf called “Read Local.”

Located at the end of the New Bookshelf, we have about 20 or so authors represented in fiction, mystery, history, true crime, children’s picture books and more.

In addition, we have updated and added information to our Local Authors’ webpage located at http://library.stillwater.org/local_authors.php. You can get to the page by clicking on the “Are there authors in Stillwater?” link located under the FAQs at the bottom of every page on our website.

The information was compiled by one of our local writers, Susan Walker, author of the “Teddy Pad” children’s series and the non-fiction book, “Coast When Ya Kin,” which details stories from her 30 years of long-distance bicycling.


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Comcast to offer commercial-free FX add-on with library of cable network series

Comcast subscribers will soon be able to indulge their FX superfandom.

The largest cable operator, an early champion of video-on-demand services, is adding FX+, a premium service that, for an extra $5.99 a month, will offer the 17 million subscribers to its XFinity platform commercial-free episodes of current series as they air, along with 1,000 episodes of former shows.

The service, which launches Sept. 5, marks an alternative to streaming apps from CBS and other networks, in that it requires a cable subscription. It follows Comcast’s June rollout of AMC Premiere, which for an extra $4.99 a month features commercial-free episodes of current series such as The Walking Dead, as they air live or later, and some

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Best-selling author to visit Lewisville library

When readers step into a world built by Rachel Caine they might wake to find themselves inside a long ago destroyed library, walking the streets of Verona or in a small West Texas town ruled by the undead.

Caine fans will get the chance to meet the author from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Caine will discuss her novels, including her two newest “Stillhouse Lake” and “Ash and Quill.” The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Caine, who penned the best-selling Morganville Vampire series, said the ideas for novels come from vastly different places.

“I start with asking ‘what if?’ In ‘The Great Library’ series the question was what if the great library in Alexandria had never burned,” Caine said. “The idea is just the jumping off point. Ideas are cheap, but execution is expensive.”

After an idea sparks her

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Bookends: Norfolk Public Library gears up for lit fest – Omaha World

The Norfolk Public Library will hold its 23rd annual literature festival later this month.

The festivities will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 at the Lifelong Learning Center of Northeast Community College, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Tickets ($40 for adults, $15 for ages 18 and under) are on sale at Norfolk Public Library, 308 W. Prospect Ave., or by mail order. For more information, contact Karen Drevo at 402-844-2108 or email at kdrevo@ci.norfolk.ne.us.

Guest authors will include:

Miranda Paul, Golden Sower Award nominee for “One Plastic Bag.”

Jennifer Jacobson, Golden Sower Award nominee for “Paper Things.”

Ard Hoyt, award-winning illustrator of more than 25 picture books.

Gary D. Schmidt, Golden Sower Award nominee for “Orbiting Jupiter.”

Novel Pictures to screen ‘Stand by Me’ at Alamo

Alamo Drafthouse Omaha will play “Stand by Me” at 7 p.m. July 27 as part of its Novel Pictures series.

The monthly series — a partnership

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Outdoor Bench Donated To Ardmore Library

By Amy (Patch Poster)

ARDMORE, PA — On June 30, the Ardmore Library dedicated a new addition to its lovely building. No – not another room – but a new bench placed squarely at the entrance so that visitors can rest and enjoy their books in the outdoors. This bench has a special purpose. It was purchased through a donation made by Lori Gilbert in memory of her friend Michele Harris, who died suddenly. Michele was a special person. Although suffering from both physical ailments and mental illness, she was tenacious, determined, and courageous enough to not let her illnesses define her.

Michele was an avid reader. Her books of choice were mysteries, thrillers, and true crime and she would read up to three novels a day. With few exceptions, if you go to the Ardmore Library and check out a mystery or thriller novel, chances are Michele had read that book.

Read more at: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/ardmore/outdoor-bench-donated-ardmore-library

True crime, childhood adventures take center stage at library event – Cleburne Times

Bettye Cook, president of the Friends of the Cleburne Public Library, waxed poetic on the wonders of literature Monday night as she scanned the crowd gathered for a library event. 

“Through reading you can converse with the best minds of the world,” Cook said. “You can go anywhere.”

Author Lisa Wingate, the night’s speaker, agreed.

“Stories change us on the inside,” Wingate said. “Then we go out and change the world on the outside. That’s why libraries are so important.”

Wingate, author of more than 25 novels, appeared as part of the library’s ongoing Meet the Author series. The event, held at the Cleburne Conference Center, attracted attendees from Fort Worth, Abilene, Southlake and Louisiana as well as Johnson County, Cook proudly reported.

“We’ve hosted many author events, but this is probably one of the biggest we’ve had,” Cleburne Library Manager Tina Dunham said.

Having won numerous awards

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Murderers, serial killers subject of program at Gail Borden Library

Gaslight Era serial killers, as well as scoundrels and murderers, will be features in true crime author Rich Lindberg’s tales of terror presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday June 25 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave. in Elgin.

Lindberg will introduce the original Devil in the While City, H.H. Holmes, as well as matrimonial swindlers and murderers Johann Hoch and Belle Gunness, Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, and Amy Archer Gilligan, the black widow who inspired the play and movie “Arsenic and Old Lace,” according to a news release from the library.

Author of several books about Chicago history and sports, including “The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of the Chicago’s Democratic Machine,” Lindberg will discuss stories from his book “Heartland Serial Killers.” Sales and signing will be part of the event.

The program is free and will take place in the Meadows Community

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/lifestyles/ct-ecn-elgin-library-serial-killers-st-0625-20170623-story.html