Read & Reflect: "Behind the Gates of Gomorrah"

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Gorman State hospital, known locally as "Gomorrah," but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was reserved for the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. This account of his rookie year blends memoir with a narrative science, explaining both the aberrant mind and his own determination to remain in a job with a perilously steep learning curve.

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Dole Branch
Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust"

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.

Location: 
Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In author Christopher Fowler's 11th entry in his "Peculiar Crimes Unit" mystery series, a teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall.

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Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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