New Books in the Library!

FICTION: The adventures of John Carson in several quarters of the world by Brian Doyle.  A young Robert Louis Stevenson is regaled by his landlord of tales of high adventure. All grown up by Jami Attenberg.  A wickedly funny novel about a 39 year old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. The arrangement by Sarah Dunn.  This is about a couple that agrees to have an open marriage, for a limited time only and while adhering to certain rules, is a polished, amusing, and highly entertaining take on modern relationships, parenthood, and suburbia. The coming by …

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Spring Reads!

While you’re waiting for WARM weather to arrive, hang out with these! Paris Spring by James Naughtie This novel takes place in Paris, in April of 1968. The cafes are alive with talk of revolution, but for a Scottish-American spy working in the British Embassy–the crisis is personal. A few words from a stranger on the Metro change his life. Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews Another great novel by Mary Kay Andrews! A woman truly believes she is over her ex-husband, so she has no problem attending his wedding. But when fate intervenes, she begins to wonder if she’s …

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National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week – April 9 – 15, 2017 – how about a few titles containing the words library, book or read! N      Ninja Librarians A      ABC Book Of Early Americana T      Thomas Jefferson Builds A Library I       Inside The Books O      Once inside The Library N      Not So Quiet Library A      AD/HD book L       Libraries In New England L       Lord Of The Libraries I       I.Q. Goes To The Library B     Bats At The Library R       Raising Readers A      Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians Y       You Wouldn’t Want To Live Without Books! W     World’s Strongest Librarian E       …

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10 Books That Stayed With Me (That Maybe You Haven’t Read)

Recently I noticed a social media post making the rounds in which you are supposed to list ten books that have stayed with you in some way.  The goal is not to overthink it, but simply take a few minutes and answer.  They don’t have to be great books or the “right” books, just books that have stayed with you, impacting you in some way.  So, in no particular order, here are ten books that have stayed with me: 1.     Nine Stories~ JD Salinger:  A collection of stories that is sometimes disturbing, but always full of melancholy.  My favorites are …

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Popular YA Reads

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

If you have a middle schooler at home, chances are it’s difficult to get them to read. Finding a book that is written at their level and also of interest to them is not an easy task. Following are a few selections recommended by some area middle schoolers: The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose tells thetrue story of a group of boys who were resistance fighters after the Nazi invasion in Denmark. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is about a 17 year old art student at a boarding school in Prague. Her sketchbook is …

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Happy Holidays!

H ~ Here Comes The Easter Cat A ~ Animal Holiday P ~ Presidents’ Day P ~ Picture Book Of Hanukkah Y ~ Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever H ~ Hooray For St. Patrick’s Day! O ~ Orange You Glad it’s Halloween L ~ Long-Long’s New Year I ~ Independence Day D ~ Double Trouble Groundhog Day A ~ April Foolishness Y ~ Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree S ~ Story Of Kwanzaa Ann Russell, Technology Librarian