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Bird Lovers' Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley

  Book Jacket The new Crossley ID Guide by Richard Crossley is a unique new bird guide.  This book uses new digital photography techniques to create a montage for each bird species.

Book review: Under the banner of Heaven: a story of violent faith by John Krakauer

    Under the banner of heaven is neither new nor in the news.  But it is eye-opening. John Krakauer endeavors to put the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the 1984 murders of Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter, Erica, into the religious context that influenced the crimes. Along the way, Krakauer digs deep into current and past Mormon events and teachings, both mainstream and fundamentalist, but mostly the fundamentalists.

Book review: The worst thing by Aaron Elkins

    Aaron Elkins does it again!  His Gideon Oliver books have long been favorites of mine, anticipated and collected.  The worst thing, his newest, has some of the same characteristics that make the others great, but it is completely independent and takes place in a new setting with a new character's job informing its pages.  The main character, Bryan Bennett, designs hostage negotiation programs for a world-class security risk company based in Seattle.

Book review: Wicked bugs by Amy Stewart

Asian Giant Hornt    Following on her NY Times' bestseller, Wicked plants, Stewart shows us more monsters and menaces of the natural world in Wicked bugs: the louse that conquered Napoleon's army & other diabolical insects.

Carnegie Program: How to apply for federal employment

Carl Wells, from Human Resource Management, VA Ann Arbor HCS, will describe the process of applying for a federal job. He will discuss eligibility, veterans' programs, types of appointments and determining if a vacancy is right for you. The program will be held in the McIntyre Room on the second floor of the Carnegie Branch on Thursday, July 14th, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

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