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The Gretna Public Library has been part of a Nebraska consortium for several years now with OverDrive, which allows us to be able to provide our users with free eBooks and downloadable audio books. Once again this year, OverDrive is hosting a global book club which they call the “Big Library Read.” As part of this special event, OverDrive is giving participating libraries an unlimited number of copies (between October 13-28th) of the title they have chosen as the Big Library Read book, which means no waiting lists to read it! This year’s title is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.
If you’re interested in participating in the Big Library Read, click the image to the left to link to our OverDrive site and download the eBook or audio book; you just need to have your Library card handy. The Gretna Public Library does own a physical copy of the book as well if you prefer to check it out that way.
Be sure to check out the official Big Library Read website to learn more about the book and participate in the online book club. Later on in the month, check back on the website for a recorded interview with the author, Andrea Portes.
For 26 years, Sergeant Mark Langan spent his days and nights on the Omaha Police force in pursuit of criminals he sought to bring to justice. Since then, he has written a book depicting his high-adrenaline experiences while on the job. Busting Bad Guys, is Sergeant Langan’s first-hand account of what this highly stressful career was like for him, and the investigations he lead.
On Saturday, October 4th at 11:00am, Sergeant Langan will be visiting the Main Library for a book talk event in which he will share more about his book, Busting Bad Guys, and recount some of the investigations mentioned in it. After his talk, he will be on hand to sign copies of his book and answer questions from those in attendance. Busting Bad Guys is also available to check out at the Library in case you want to read it ahead of his visit.