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My Favorite Crime Book Club

Death Sentence

2024-03-03 14:00:00 2024-03-03 16:00:00 America/New_York My Favorite Crime Book Club Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Sunday, March 03
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-03 14:00:00 2024-03-03 16:00:00 America/New_York My Favorite Crime Book Club Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Tower Road Branch

Meeting Room

Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it.

March 2024 Title - Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders by Joe Sharkey

"Until 1971, life was good for mild-mannered accountant John List. He was vice president of a Jersey City bank and had moved his mother, wife, and three teenage children into a nineteen-room home in Westfield, New Jersey. But all that changed when he lost his job. Raised by his Lutheran father to believe success meant being a good provider, List saw himself as an utter failure. Straining under financial burdens, the stress of hiding his unemployment, as well as the fear that the free-spirited 1970s would corrupt the souls of his children, List came to a shattering conclusion.
 
“It was my belief that if you kill yourself, you won’t go to heaven,” List told Connie Chung in a television interview. “So eventually I got to the point where I felt that I could kill them. Hopefully they would go to heaven, and then maybe I would have a chance to later confess my sins to God and get forgiveness.”
 
List methodically shot his entire family in their home, managing to conceal the deaths for weeks with a carefully orchestrated plan of deception. Then he vanished and started over as Robert P. Clark. Chronicling List’s life before and after the grisly crime, Death Sentence exposes the truth about the accountant-turned-killer, including his revealing letter to his pastor, his years as a fugitive with a new name—and a new wife—his eventual arrest, and the details of his high-profile trial." (Amazon)

April 2024 Title - Behold the Monster by Jillian Lauren

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |

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Tower Road Branch

Phone: 352-333-2840
Branch manager
Carolyn Wallace

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Tower Road Branch Library provides access to resources and services in Southwest Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch.

Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Do you or someone you know have a criminal record you'd like to move on from?

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for the beginner or anyone looking to refresh or hone their skills.

Sun, Apr 21, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and is perfect for anyone looking to elevate their skills.

Mon, Apr 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club.

Tue, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join local author John Mallozzi as he shares his tips and tricks for becoming a published author.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Workshop for teens presented by Community Health Educator from Planned Parenthood.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.

Sun, Apr 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for the beginner or anyone looking to refresh or hone their skills.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and is perfect for anyone looking to elevate their skills.

Mon, Apr 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club.

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Come learn the basics of miniature painting and explore a new hobby in this fun craft program!

Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Space
Please join us for an activity or craft appropriate for school-age children.

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room
Recording and music-making workshop led by local artist Marley The Messenger and Purple Kloud

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch.

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.