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RootsMOOC: INTRO TO GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library will offer a free online class to those interested in learning how to start genealogical research. RootsMOOC is a free online course and a friendly introduction to family history research in the U.S. using commonly available sources. Enrollment is now open, and class begins Oct. 22. Register now at  http://bit.ly/RootsMOOC2018 . 

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Join the Very Important Patron Book Club discussion. The September book discussion is about Elephant Company by Vickie Croke.

Tells the story of British WW I veteran James Howard "Billy" Williams, who found his calling working with logging elephants in Burma. When WW II broke out, Williams used his strong bond with the animals to lead the Elephant Company, which was instrumental in defeating the Japanese who invaded Burma.

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Join the Very Important Patron Book Club discussion. The September book discussion is about The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny.

Nine-year-old Laurent Lepage, who is prone to telling tall tales about things he finds in the woods surrounding Three Pines, is found murdered. What discovery had he tried to share that they all, especially the retired head of homicide, Armand Gamache, ignored?

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Join the Very Important Patron Book Club discussion. The August book discussion is about The Girl Before by Rena Olsen.

Without warning, Clara's home is invaded by armed men, and she is separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. Clara is questioned by people who call her by a different name and accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes.

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This month's Phone-It-In Book discussion is The Martian by Andy Weir. Here's a synopsis - Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death.

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For the Phone-It-In Book Club we will next discuss the book Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult DB0######. Order your copy today and get start reading so that you can join in the discussion. 

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