Friday, December 29, 2006

Join us for the African Reading Series this Spring with the Library's book group, the Bookies!
See the flyer for contact information and each month's book!
Come to the Library and check out our display on African history, art, and customs!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling announced the title to the last of the Harry Potter books. Go to The Leaky Cauldron for more information! I am so excited about this! I think we may see a summer (or even 10/31/2007?) release date, how cool would that be?
-Katie M.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Someone Read & Won in December!


A big THANKS goes out to the MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE who entered the drawing by checking out OVER 700 BOOKS!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Holiday Ideas

Need help this holiday to make your season (and your home) bright?
We have these selections and much more currently on display for your reading pleasure, come check 'em out!
Making Gingerbread Houses
Christmas Favorites: Your Favorite Holiday Music in Words, Pictures and Audio
A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking
The Winter Solstice: the Sacred Traditions of Christmas
The Art of Hanukkah
The Holly and the Ivy
The Complete Kwanza

Great New Read for the Holiday Season

I love nothing better than a good mystery, unless it's a good ghost story. This new book I've been listening to - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - is both!
The narrator is a young woman by the name of Margaret Lee who receives a mysterious letter one afternoon at her father's bookshop. Answering the author's summons, she finds herself immersed in a mystery of gothic proportions.
This new novel really has it all, madness and lunacy, a dilapidated old mansion, a cruel governess, and, of course, ghosts.
You know, there's a history of ghost stories at Christmas, not the least of which is Dicken's A Christmas Carol (another favorite of mine), so this book seemed natural to me for this time of year. It's also a very British novel, with chill wind, great accents, oh, and did I mention, ghosts?
Check it out on CD (like me) or read it, it's great!

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