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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders

Between the Lines Book Club

2019-10-23 19:00:00 2019-10-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Wednesday, October 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-23 19:00:00 2019-10-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Dyer-Schererville

Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

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Dyer-Schererville

Phone: 219-322-4731

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 Closed

About the branch

The Dyer-Schererville Branch is located in Schererville on the south side of US 30 (Lincoln Highway), just west of US 41 (Indianapolis Boulevard) at Fountain Park Drive. The branch features a warm and inviting atmosphere with wood furnishings, subtle colors, brick accents, and friendly staff. Along with a large collection of books, audio, and DVDs for all ages, eighteen internet stations and free WiFi are provided. Educational and entertaining events occur monthly. Visit Check Out to apply for a library card and stop by Information for help with locating materials, using a computer, or finding a good book to read.

Upcoming events

Wed, Nov 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Nov 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Nov 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Nov 18, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Nov 19, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Nov 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Nov 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Nov 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Mon, Nov 25, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A

Canceled
Tue, Nov 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Nov 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

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Mon, Dec 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Dec 03, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Dec 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Dec 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Dec 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Sat, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
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Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Dec 09, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Dec 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Tue, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Dec 10, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Dec 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 11, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Dec 12, 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Dec 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)