Calling Me Home follows a car trip from Arlington, Texas to Cincinnati, Ohio with an 89 year old white woman and her hairdresser, a black single mom in her 30s

If you liked The Help, you’ll love Calling Me Home

This debut novel is an historical romance, a contemporary romance, and a compelling issues novel about civil rights and women’s rights all tied up in an emotional page turner that will keep you hooked until the last page and leave you wishing it hadn’t ended so soon. In the author acknowledgements at the end she reminds the reader of her book’s message about racism and prejudice: “It’s up to you to be the change.” Reading fiction lets us explore other people’s lives with empathy. Read this book and be the change.

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Escape with “My Life Next Door”

This is a must-read boy-next-door romantic teen story, well-written, with compelling characters and real life family issues. Coming of age stories are always relevant because we are all making choices every day that determine who we are and who we become. Check it out – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

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Brains is a Trivial Quest

First off, this isn’t a novel about zombies, despite the deceptive title. What if the current pop-culture obsession with “brains” took a different turn? What if professional football declined, and professional trivia teams took their place, complete with overpaid players, competitive coaches, tabloid media, player infighting, rookies under pressure and all of the other fabulous […]

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Weelicious Cookbook is Delicious

A new family cookbook from Catherine McCord, Weelicious is subtitled “One Family. One Meal.” As a working mother, this is my dream. Being able to cook one meal that my whole family will eat. Fast, Fresh and Easy? Yes please. And if it makes leftovers or can be made ahead and frozen? Even better. I […]

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Discussion Questions for The Great Gatsby

The Big Reads aims to have the whole community reading and talking about The Great Gatsby. Read through discussion questions for your book club’s discussion, or ponder your own answers to these questions while you are reading along with fellow community members.

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Makin’ Moves for a healthier you

Stop making excuses and increase your physical fitness activities. Saturday, January 12 from 1-2:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Receive exercise training and advice, and maximize what the library and community have to offer you.

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HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 33 – Best of 2012

It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!

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Create a Paper Star

There is still time before the holidays for handmade! Create a beautiful three dimensional paper star with these step by step photo-illustrated instructions. Use library books for Arts and Crafts inspiration and ideas.

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The Rules of Civility brings New York to life

This debut novel from Amor Towles, a Manhattan investment banker, draws comparisons to The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1937 when Katey Kontent and her friend Eve Ross meet the wealthy Tinker Grey at a low-rent bar in New York City.

Library Trivia Winners 2012

Who is the smartest of them all? See who took top prize at the library’s quarterly trivia weekend, find out what the most popular topics were, and learn how to get your trivia team signed up for the next trivia events at the library!