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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 15, 2014

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 22, 2014
 
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time. 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Daniel Silva's The Heist

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.
Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . . 


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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. 

In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 8, 2014

"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist."

And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brad Thor's Act of War

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.
But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 23-June 28

Monday, June 23
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
History of the Jersey Shore Program with Kevin Woyce, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, June 24
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Job Search Assistance, in the Computer Lab
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Wednesday, June 25
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book Club Discussion of The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lenwood Covet Homeowners Association in the Community Event Room
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reading Buddies Meet-and-Greet, in the Children’s Event Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, June 26
5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, in the Community Event Room

(856) 794-4244 ext. 4734

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One

Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.

To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.

Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 16-June 21


Tuesday, June 17
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
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6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 9 & up, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, June 18
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
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4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Gaming Program, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, June 19
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Writer’s Society Meeting, in the Community Event Room
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Friday, June 20
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
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Saturday, June 21
1:30 – 3:00 Pokémon Club, ages 7 – 16, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, July 11, 2014

 Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.

In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.


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