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Niles District Library: Book details ‘fratboy’-like adventures

Published 9:51pm Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Read of the week

For quite some time now, I have wanted to read Tucker Max’s “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.”

It is the first of three novels published by Max about his …  exploits.  When I first heard of Max, a well-educated college graduate with a website geared towards college-age students, I thought he was going to be the male equivalent of Carrie Bradshaw of “Sex and the City.”

To say the least, I was wrong.  Max displays wanton abandon of all social norms and throws propriety out the window. This is a series of short stories about Tucker’s adventures, most of which involve excessive debauchery and occasionally includes his friends.  I was appalled, entertained and offended.  Some of his stories can get repetitive, while others can make you cry, whether they are tears of laughter or tears of anger.  If you enjoy reading about “fratboy”-like adventures, check out “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.”

Upcoming events in the Youth Services Department

• Attend The Hunger Games Book Club for guys and girl ages 12 to 18 , who can come for discussion, snacks and most importantly, to read this awesome work by Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games Book Club meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

• Legos at the Library meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.  This activity is for ages 9 to 14.  Register with the Youth Services Department by calling (269) 683-8545 ext. 106.

• The Jr. Garden Club also meets at 1 p.m. Saturday. Boys and girls ages 6 to 12 can  meet to learn about and get and hands-on experience in gardening.

• It is not too late to sign up for the Hunger Games Celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 16.  This event is for teens, and there will be a scavenger hunt, food, trivia and a survival game.  There will be a drawing for prizes, which includes tickets to see “The Hunger Games” in theaters on March 23. Registration is required.

Upcoming events in Adult Services

• The ninth annual Garden Party is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  There will be presentations in several areas of gardening and Master Gardener points will be awarded for attendance.  Attendance is free, though donations are welcome.  Registration is required by calling (269) 683-8545 ext. 112.

• Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday for the Friends of the Library book sale.

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