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Eureka: How Invention Happens

The Road to Success in Eureka: How Invention Happens

Ever hear of Sir George Cayley born 1773 or Perry Pilcher or even Otto Lilienthal who wanted to make gliding a widespread hobby? All of these men in one way contributed to the invention of the Wright Brothers eureka moment when finally everything came together for a successful flight.

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Newest hottest books in February

Here are five books the critics are buzzing about. I bet all of them are destined for the bestseller lists. Get your holds now!

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The thirty-ninth child

A riveting memoir of growing up in a polygamous community.

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Your favorite movies

A few months ago, we asked you to name your favorite movies and this is what you said.


Local Events: Social Justice, Dragons, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

After attending one of these events, continue to learn and have fun by checking out related items from the library’s collection.

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Always the Bridesmaid, Never… meh

The image of the Princess Bride is a little outdated and maybe it’s time to let go of the Bridezilla stereotype.

Murder Most Malicious

Two Worlds and Murder in Murder Most Malicious

This is the first Christmas after the Great War, and at Foxwood Hall Phoebe Renshaw and her family are celebrating the holiday and trying to forget the painful memories from the war. Unfortunately, the holiday gathering is shattered when the Marquis of Allerton disappears and then his finger is discovered in a gift for the lady’s maid, Eva Huntford.

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New in January

Start off your reading year on the edge of your seat with these books of murder, mayhem and intrigue.

The Gold Eaters

Greed and Conquest in The Gold Eaters

Waman was a young man full of hope, but his dreams for the future were abruptly changed when he was kidnapped by Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. The Spaniard’s desire for gold led him to the shores of the Inca Empire, and he needs an interpreter, so Waman is forced…

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Local Events: Globetrotters, Kansas Day, and Theater

Over the next couple of weeks the strains of “Sweet Georgia Brown” will fill the Expocentre as the Harlem Globetrotters take the court.  Children will make crafts and learn about Kansas history as they celebrate Kansas Day at the Kansas State Historical Society.  And a play that examines issues of racism during the 1960’s will […]

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TALK: Like Water for Chocolate

Our spring series of TALK discussions begins on February 17, at 7 pm, in the library’s Menninger Room 206, with Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel. The discussion will be facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr.


Murder in the Mountains in Killing Trail

Deputy Mattie Cobb and her police dog, Robo, make up the K-9 unit for the Timber Creek County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado. Mattie and Robo are untried since they had just finished their training, but when there is suspicious activity in the mountains, the sheriff needs their help…


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