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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders

Between the Lines Book Club

2019-10-24 10:15:00 2019-10-24 11:30:00 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

Thursday, October 24
10:15am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-10-24 10:15:00 2019-10-24 11:30:00 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, Oct 14 Closed
(Staff In-Service Training Day at Merrillville Branch)
Tue, Oct 15 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Oct 16 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Oct 17 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Oct 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 20 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

Canceled
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Oct 24, 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Oct 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Oct 28, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Tue, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
This event is full

Sat, Nov 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Mon, Nov 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Tue, Nov 05, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Lobby

Tue, Nov 05, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Nov 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Nov 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Nov 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Thu, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Fri, Nov 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

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

Mon, Nov 11, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

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

Tue, Nov 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Nov 12, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

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