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14 07, 2016

Staff Picks: Lily and the Octopus

By |July 14th, 2016|

When you think about a summer read, maybe you expect something with thrills, romance, or gut-busting laughs? Maybe you wouldn’t usually consider a story about a man and his dachshund that very well might serve up a big helping of emotions. I wouldn’t blame you, as I know what’s usually

7 04, 2016

Read of the Week: Good Mourning

By |April 7th, 2016|

Say what you want about me, but I like learning about dead people. I loved Mary Roach's book “Stiff” and the HBO television series “Six Feet Under” is my favorite show of all time. I’m fascinated by what happens to us when we die, as morbid as a topic as

30 12, 2015

Read of the Week: The Magician’s Lie

By |December 30th, 2015|

With the dreariness of winter setting in, it can be easy to fall into a reading rut. To reach for the remote control before you reach for a book. To do pretty much anything that requires little to no brain power. Greer Macallister’s debut, “The Magician’s Lie”, is the book

22 10, 2015

Read of the Week: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

By |October 22nd, 2015|

There have been countless books devoted to the story of families. Families who look perfect on the surface and only show their cracks behind closed doors. Families that couldn’t hide their dysfunction if they wanted to. And those consisting of pretty average people dealing with an extraordinary situation. In Karen

31 08, 2015

5 Tips to Make Your Home Marvelous

By |August 31st, 2015|

Whether you're planning to buy or sell your home soon, there is a lot to know and do to prepare for these big real estate ventures. Be sure to join us for Real Estate 60015: Top Tips for Buyers and Sellers to learn everything you need to know on how

23 07, 2015

Read of the Week: Morning Glory

By |July 23rd, 2015|

Set in Seattle in a houseboat community, Sarah Jio’s Morning Glory focuses on Ada Santorini, a recent transplant from New York City who is trying to find peace after losing her husband and young daughter in a tragic accident. Shortly after arriving on Boat Street, Ada learns that her new

3 04, 2015

Read of the Week: The Girl on the Train

By |April 3rd, 2015|

Ever since the explosion of Gone Girl in 2012, people have been searching for the next big thing- the next wild ride that will suck them in and keep them on their toes. Gillian Flynn introduced an unreliable narrator and a story that kept you guessing until the end. Each

22 12, 2014

Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

By |December 22nd, 2014|

I’ll admit that I’ve spent the majority of my year reading fiction books.  As you saw in Melissa’s list, there were so many great fiction books that came out this year that it was easy to get swept away in stories of other faraway lands, families more dysfunctional than your

15 12, 2014

Cozy Blanket Bingo 101

By |December 15th, 2014|

Have you been into the library lately and seen the bingo cards sitting at the Adult Services desk or the self-checkout stations?  Those are the cards for our new adult winter reading program called Cozy Blanket Bingo!  This fun new game started December 1st and runs until February 28th. If

9 12, 2014

Read of the Week: The Skies Belong to Us

By |December 9th, 2014|

When was the last time you were on a plane that was hijacked?  Luckily, most of us can answer “never”.  The airline industry has instituted security standards that make it almost impossible for hijackers to be successful.  What many people may not realize is that hijacking planes in the late

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