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Featured Events & Classes
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Spring Into Stories: Children's Author & Illustrator Festival2:00 pm, Central Library, Youth Wing
Book Discussion: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman2:00 pm, Flatlands Library
State Senator Andrew Gounardes Mobile Office Hours2:00 pm, Gerritsen Beach, Small Program Room
Great Short Stories: Louisa, Please Come Home, by Shirley Jackson11:00 am, Sunset Park Library
Join the Kensington Book Club: If Beale Street Could Talk By James Baldwin2:00 pm, Kensington Library
- Our favorite reads from 2018
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People who eat darkness : the true story of a young woman who vanished from the streets of Tokyo and the evil that swallowed her upLloyd Parry, Richard.
The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil WarDelbanco, Andrew, 1952- author.
Censored 2018 : press freedoms in a 'post-truth' world : the top censored stories and media analysis of 2016-2017
A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights historyTheoharis, Jeanne
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed AmericaLarson, Erik.
At your best as a painter : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a painterCarosso, Juan
So you want to be a cop : what everyone should know before entering a law enforcement careerEvola, Alley, 1971- author.
Thriving in the gig economy : freelancing online for tech professionals and entrepreneursSinicki, Adam
The ex-offender's quick job hunting guide : the 10 sequential steps to re-entry success / Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.Krannich, Ronald L.
There's money where your mouth is : a complete insider's guide to earning income and building a career in voice-oversClark, Elaine A.
The stars are lined up for military spouses : federal jobs for military spouses through USAJOBS, Program S, NAF and Excepted ServiceTroutman, Kathryn K.
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