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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

By Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist/investigator Fink submits a sophisticated, detailed recounting of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina.

This book has been chosen as the Allegheny County One Book One Community selection for 2015.  Join us at the library for a medical ethics panel discussion that will address topics related to the book on April 22 at 7 pm.

Here's a description of the book:

"After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.
"Five Days at Memorial," the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.
In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters--and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, "Five Days at Memorial" radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.

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Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard

Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

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By Kwame Alexander

In this middle grade novel in verse that's "Love That Dog" meets "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" meets "Slam," twelve-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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Downloadable Audio, Video and Books

We have several resources for you to borrow downloadable audio, video and books for you to enjoy on your digital devices.

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Events & Classes

Check out our classes, discussion groups, craft groups, and storytimes for everyone.

Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Love the Library Adults Only Mini-Golf and Cocktail Par-Tee at 7:00 PM

Adults 21 years and older are invited to come and play mini-golf in the library, enjoy food by Simple Elegance, music by The Compadres and an open bar with wine, beer and soda. Raffles, contests, a "Pro Shop" and more! Tickets are $75 per person.

Add to the fun at our Pre-Par-Tee event from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with local golf pros Dave Martin, Mark Hessler and Courtney Myrhum who will be giving golf tips on the "links". Tickets are $125 per person.

Order tickets online or by sending a check made payable to Cooper-Siegel Community Library. All proceeds help to pay for library programs and materials.

Location: Library

Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Travel Around the World - CANCELLED at 2:00 PM

Spring ahead with us as are travel series continues. We’ll be travelling to country of Chile in South America. We’ll explore the country’s culture, its people, traditions and see pictures of the Andes mountains.

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

Location: Lauri Ann West Children's Room

Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Fitness with Elena - Time TBA at 12:00 AM

This one-hour class will improve your fitness with a mix of stretching, Yoga and Pilates. Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays. The first class is free. The cost for ongoing classes is $10 per class. Bring your own mat. The instructor is Elena Borisova, who has experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at a number of fitness centers in the area.

Location: Program Room

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