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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
Library
Tidings
News about
the Siuslaw
Public Library
Library Tidings,
a regular feature
of the Siuslaw News,
features news about
upcoming Siuslaw
Public Library pro-
grams for adults and
children, new books
and videos, and
other library news of
interest to the com-
munity.
Library Tidings by
Kevin Mittge
Book Review
A Crime in the Family
by Sacha Batthyány
One night in March 1945, on
the Austrian-Hungarian border, a
local countess hosted a party in
her mansion, where guests and
local Nazi leaders mingled. The
war was almost over and the
German aristocrats and SS offi-
cers dancing and drinking knew
it was lost. Around midnight,
some of the guests were asked to
“take care” of 180 Jewish
enslaved laborers at the train sta-
tion; they made them strip naked
and shot them all before return-
ing to the bright lights of the
party.
It was another one of the war’s
countless atrocities buried in
secrecy for decades — until
Sacha Batthyány started investi-
gating what happened that night
at the party his great aunt hosted.
“A Crime in the Family” is the
author’s memoir of confronting
his family’s past, the questions
he raised and the answers he
found that took him far beyond
his great aunt’s party: through
the dark past of Nazi Germany to
the gulags of Siberia, the bleak
streets of Cold War Budapest and
to Argentina, where he finds an
Auschwitz survivor whose past
intersects with his family’s.
It is the story of executioners
and victims, villains and heroes.
Told partly through the surviv-
ing family journals, “A Crime in
the Family” is a disquieting and
moving memoir, a powerful true
story told by an extraordinary
writer confronting the dark past
of his family — and humanity.
Advance Reader Copies
Still Available
The library still has available
for check-out a large number of
advance reader copies (ARCs).
The books are available for
library patrons to borrow for up
to two weeks, write a short
review on the attached book-
mark, and give their opinion as
to whether the library should
purchase the book once pub-
lished.
This is a great opportunity to
read a book that is yet to be pub-
lished.
Siuslaw Room
Did you know that the library
has a nice collection of Oregon
history materials and a large col-
lection of family history
resources? In the Siuslaw Room,
you will find a number of books
dealing with local and Oregon
history, including copies of the
“Siuslaw Pioneer,” oral histories
conducted by Kim Stafford in
the 1970’s (currently available
on cassette), histories of various
counties and towns around the
state and a few Siuslaw High
School yearbooks.
The library has a collection of
The West, The Oar, and the
Siuslaw News (the newspapers
of Florence) from about 1891 to
present on microfilm, and some
family history files for western
Lane County families.
In addition, workstations are
set up for family history
research, the largest collection
on the Oregon coast of how-to
books on genealogy, and there
are genealogy volunteers to
assist patrons three afternoons a
week — Sunday, Tuesday and
Thursday.
Whether you’re wanting to
read about the area’s fascinating
local history or would like to
start researching your family
tree, be sure to check out the
Siuslaw Room.
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed on
Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday,
Dec. 25, in honor of Christmas.
It will close early, at 4 p.m., on
Sunday, Dec. 31, and will be
closed on Monday, Jan. 1, in
honor of New Year’s Day.
LCC closed for winter
break Dec. 22 to 26
The Lane Community
College system, including the
Florence Center, will be closed
for the winter holiday from
Friday, Dec. 22, through
Tuesday, Dec. 26.
No classes will be held and
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Decem
D ec mber 15 & 16 at 7pm
December 17 at 2pm
$15.00
Plus !!
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a hilar
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R adio us
ReRun
!
Profits
Floren
Thurs-Sat
12/14-12/16,
9am-6pm,
87791 Sandrift St.,
Estate Sale, great prices,
excellent items,
many brand new.
Take Rhody to Saltaire,
to Sandrift.
no services will be available,
unless otherwise announced
by a department or program.
For more information, see
the academic calendar online
at www.lanecc.edu/calendars
/academic-calendar.
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is show
go to
ce Foo
dShare
Tickets and information online at
catproductions.org
or at the box office
509 Kingwood / 541-991-3773
FREE
garage sale signs
541-997-3441
with your ad
www.TheSiuslawNews.com
Enjoy great food and good times.
MEATLESS MONDAY
Healthy vegan and Vegetarian expertly prepared meals!
Homestyle Comfort Food
WINE WEDNESDAY
Enjoy a palate-pleasing variety of half price wines by the bottle!
ALL YOU CAN EAT COD THURSDAYS 5-8PM
Enjoy all the hand-battered, golden fried cod and chips you can eat!
CULINARY CELEBRATION WEEKENDS
Ask about our featured specials!
New Fall Menu
Including:
Shephard’s Pie &
Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes
Wine | Beer | Martinis | Small Plates | Seafood | Dessert
1297 Bay Street Florence • 541-997-1133
www.bridgewaterfi shhouse.com
Where good friends &
great food come together!
Mo’s
The Grill Restaurant & Lounge
Open Daily for
Breakfast 10am-1pm
Lunch 10am-5pm
Daily Happy hour 2-5pm,
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Mo’s
Hi, Welcome Restaurant
to
®
~ FEATURED LOW-CARB SELECTIONS ~
SALMON: Grilled, Poached, or Blackened
Wednesday dinner special:
10 oz. Prime Rib and Salad,
with your choice of
Pasta or Potatoes!
Great Food
Happy Hour • Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy discount food and drink specials at the bar!
1285 Bay Street in Old Town Florence • (541) 902-8338
Fall/Winter
Hours:
10am-5pm
Daily
HOT
SHRIMP
ARTICHOKE
DIP
CHICKEN
BREAST: Boneless,
Skinless Breast of Chicken
SHRIMP
SKEWERS:
2
Grilled
Shrimp
Skewers
FOR
ONLY $8.95
All of the above are served with
Green Beans or Mixed Steamed Veggies and a Shrimp Dinner Salad
ITEMS
and for NEW
dessert...
SNICKER
OR RIBS:
PEANUT
PIE
Baby BUTTER
Back Pork
Ribs with the
BBQ PORK
FOR
$5.95
James Gang BBQ Sauce
BLACKENED SALMON CEASAR SALAD
Mo’s Old
Town, Florence • Daily 11 am - 8 pm
®
Mo’s
Town,
Florence
• Daily
11 am - 8 pm
Serving Old
Bowls
of comfort
for Over
50 Years
Serving Bowls of comfort for Over 50 Years • 541-997-2185
at Sandpines
1201 35th Street at Kingwood, Florence
Highway 101 & 35 St.
541-997-4623 ext. 5