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  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI2018

    by David Grann

    (176,689)

    Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 364.1523 GRA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (483,483)

    Summary: Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    Staff Pick

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics2014

    by Daniel Brown

    (264,742)

    Summary: The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 797.123 BRO

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 16 details

  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (101,321)

    Summary: On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 20 details

  • Heart berries : a memoir

    Heart berries : a memoir2019

    by Terese Marie Mailhot

    (22,643)

    Summary: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 362.196 MAI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Summer at Tiffany

    Summer at Tiffany2010

    by Marjorie Hart

    (8,873)

    Summary: New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson (a native of Story City, Iowa) and Marty Garrett arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shop girls....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 381.141 HAR

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 10 of 10 details

  • Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout
    Staff Pick

    Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout2015

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,427)

    Summary: Through words and her crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, nee Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy

    We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy2022

    by Kliph Nesteroff

    (1,690)

    Summary: Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 792.7 NES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 18 details

  • Summer at Tiffany [large print]

    Summer at Tiffany2007

    by Marjorie Hart

    (8,891)

    Summary: New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson (a native of Story City, Iowa) and Marty Garrett arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shop girls....  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 381.141 HAR LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 5 of 5 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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