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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Book Review: The Poison King

Poison King Adrienne Mayor

Charismatic, brave and ruthless, the first century B.C. Persian king Mithradates was a master of warfare and toxicology who nearly brought the Roman Empire down. Adrienne Mayor’s The Poison King is a stunning portrait of the greatest ruler time forgot. Mayor will discuss her book this Thursday, July 22, at the Central Library.

Book Review: The Facebook Effect

With more than 400 million users, Facebook is changing the way the world communicates. David Kirkpatrick’s new book, The Facebook Effect, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the world's biggest social network.