What’s fantastic about All Booked Up vlog hosts Kathy and Diana? They are always talking about good books to read, and this here one is a peach. While it’s a thick novel (at more than 600 pages), Kathy’s review has intrigued Diana to pick it up. Find out why you should too.
Maisie Dobbs was born in England before World War I when the roles between the landed gentry and the servants were strict and the lower classes were supposed to know their place. Maisie was a maid but her intelligence caught the attention of her employer Lady Rowan. Luckily for Maisie, Lady Rowan ignored convention and became Maisie’s sponsor guiding her to an education, but just as Maisie began college World War I started halting her education and changing both Maisie and England.
“Bean There, Read That,” the book club for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, will meet once again on Tuesday January 22, 2013 7:00-8:30PM at PTs Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe to discuss The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. The Year of [...]
In the midst of the Cultural Revolution in China, the government was banning many of the traditional practices like burials and coffins, though Wenguang Huang’s grandmother wanted her family to defy the ban and plan a traditional funeral complete with a coffin for her death. At the time their grandmother’s health was fine but she was obsessed with her mortality and funeral…
Here are the winners in our TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012 poll. We started out with 100 of our most checked out books and asked you to vote for the best fiction and non-fiction books published this year. The results are in.
Fiction can take us to a place where kindness, gentleness, and a sense of community prevail. Try one of these books when you feel like escaping from the harsh realities of life. Dearest Dorothy Are We There Yet by Charlene Ann Baumbich Introduces the colorful inhabitants of Partonville, a small farming town in southern Illinois, including [...]
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.
Kathy gives Diana a little culinary coaching in this edition of All Booked Up. Holidays are coming, and you too may have some meal planning needs. Two new titles Kathy highly recommends – and that have made headlines – are Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Watch the video. [...]
Sydney Everett is a rich widow often with a drink in her hand and enough plastic surgery to knock off a decade her age (at least in low lighting); she also has a very expensive champion show horse, Hush Puppy, that has died under questionable circumstances and may have been killed.
Shopping for a new eReader can be confusing. Try our eReader Demo station to touch and interact with several of the most popular devices on the market.
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) by Thomas Hardy opens with a shocking act: a man sells his wife and child at a country fair in rustic England. In time, the man becomes successful and respected, but his shameful past makes this a tragic novel. Discuss at the library on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.