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Staff Picks: Hints of Spring

Open “Down the garden path” in catalog Down the garden path Open “Garden spells” in catalog Garden spells Open “Hothouse flower and the nine plants of desire” in catalog Hothouse flower and the nine plants of desire Open “Migratory animals : a novel” in catalog Migratory animals : a novel Open “The spring cleaning murders” in catalog The spring cleaning murders Open “The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society : a novel” in catalog The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society : a novel
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Paul Revere

The eye-opening history of The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

Paul Revere is best known from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride, but much of the truth about Revere has been forgotten especially his court-martial.

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Bean There, Read That: Devil in the White City

Pick up a copy of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for the Tuesday April 28, 2015 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Erik Larson–author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS–intertwines […]

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“We’ve got a body”

Haunting memoir The Undertaker’s Daughter gives a whole new meaning to “upstairs, downstairs.”

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5 Must-read new books in April

The library’s fiction expert has something for everyone in April. Check out these 5 hot new titles.

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Edible Book Festival 2015!

It is one of my favorite times of the year! The Edible Book Festival is coming up on April 3rd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Now what is the Edible Book Festival, you may ask? The first time that I heard about the Edible Book Festival, I will honestly admit I was a little […]


It’s about character in Flying Shoes

When Mary Byrd Thornton was a teenager her nine-year-old stepbrother was murdered and she now has received the news that the police are going to reopen her stepbrother’s case. She has tried to go on but because of the investigation must return to her hometown…


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