Chapter 1

Read the Community Novel: Chapter 1 by Lissa Staley

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The Friday afternoon before a three day weekend can drag on and on. That is, unless someone in the city offices downtown gets fired and escorted out by security. The whole office stays busy trying to pretend they are not sneakily watching two security officers packing up the office. Not everyone masters the art of […]


Celebrate Preservation Week @yourlibrary – April 22-28

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From Libraries, museums, archives and other organizations work every day to preserve cultural history.  Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections and archaeological repositories in the United States. Why is preservation important?  Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by […]


Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

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Meet Madison Spencer, newbie in Hell and eternal 13-year-old whose self-asphyxiation lands her in her own version of The Breakfast Club.  Chubby, whip-smart, and hopeful, Maddy is reshaping Hell to her own needs. Through a series of flashbacks to her rich, hippy, private jet upbringing, readers surmise that life as a celebrity kid isn’t that […]

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey fans will love these similar books

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If you’re an avid Downton Abbey follower, a recent New York Times article has compiled a reading list for your enjoyment.  Here are some of their picks: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by the Countess of Carnarvon A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd Into the Silence by Wade Davis Parade’s […]


Kirkus Reviews announces its Best Books of 2011

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Visit the Kirkus Reviews webpage for their Best Books of 2011 lists in Teen and Children’s categories.  Look for more to come for additional genres. Here are a few of the Young Adult choices that may be of interest: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Stay With Me by […]