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Book cover for The Boom: How Fracking Ingnited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, by Russell Gold
Friends of the Library - Russell Gold discusses his book on fracking
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Russell Gold

Join author Russell Gold for a fascinating and exciting exploration of one of the most controversial and promising sources of energy, fracking.

First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is changing the way we use energy, and the energy we use.

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Book cover for Ken Aldridge, In Murder’s Shadow: A Crime Novel
Friends of the Library - Ken Aldridge, In Murder’s Shadow: A Crime Novel
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Ken Aldridge

An American scientist and his family are murdered by the KGB. Alex, their teenage son, fearing for his life, escapes the grasp of the Russians by stealing his best friend’s identity. His flight results in a nationwide manhunt by the KGB as well as the FBI. The story sheds light into some of the secret operations of the KGB and the FBI, but also the strengths and foibles of the people working for these agencies.

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Book cover for Calling Me Home: A Novel Paperback, by Julie Kibler
Friends of the LIbrary - Julie Kibler, Calling Me Home: A Novel Paperback
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Julie Kibler

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive Isabelle from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark.

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Book cover for Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country, by Paul V. Chaplo
Friends of the LIbrary - Paul V. Chaplo, Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Paul V. Chaplo

Take an unforgettable sky excursion over Big Bend with photographer Paul Chaplo as he captures the shapes, textures, and colors of the craggy, weathered landforms people usually see only from the ground—and some places no photographer has gone before. Flying from Marfa, and hanging precariously from the open door of an aircraft, Chaplo shares a hawk’s eye view of a fiercely beautiful region, revealing the stark and magnificent landscapes carved by the force of wind and water on the arid, mountainous country along the Rio Grande.

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