It’s Thanksgiving Week!

Can you guythanksgivings believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday?? If you need some books, magazines, movies, and music to get you through the long weekend, come to the library! Here are our hours this week:

Monday & Tuesday: 9-9
Wednesday: 9-6
Thursday: Closed
Friday & Saturday: 9-5


November 23, 2015 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

New Allegiant Trailer!

November 16, 2015 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Try Historical Fantasy

If you’re looking for something new, try one of these historical fantasy books! Go from ancient Rome to 19th century Romania, from 1700s Venice to 1905 Russia. Then, mix it up with magic, witches, shapeshifters and more to create a perfect mix of fantasy and history.

MarkOfTheThief Mark of the Thief
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds an ancient amulet filled with magic.
Silver in the Blood -- In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret--that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands. Silver in the Blood
In 1897, New York cousins and socialites Dacia and Lou visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret – that they are shapeshifters.
Accidental The Accidental Highwayman
In 18th-century England, Kit Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage.
EggAndSpoon Egg & Spoon
In 1905, Russian peasant Elena trades places with privileged Cat and finds herself caught up in an escapade involving a monk, a prince, and legendary witch Baba Yaga.
LegacyOfKings Legacy of Kings
Prince Alexander is drawn to Katerina, who is under orders to kill the queen. Meanwhile, Alexander’s betrothed wants to alter her destiny with the help of the Spirit Eaters.
Falconer The Falconer
In 1844 Edinburgh, Lady Aileana is not an ordinary debutante – she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting the faeries who prey on mankind – and who killed her mother.
AdventuresNicoloZen The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen
Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, except for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly.
Diviners The Diviners
Evie is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when she and her uncle, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, are called on to help solve some bizarre murders.

November 9, 2015 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

New In the Teen Corner


Check out our new furniture and rugs! If you haven’t been in to the library in the last couple of months, make sure to come in soon. Our teen area needed a makeover, so I got a new table and four chairs, new coffee tables, and new fun rugs. Next up, I’ll hopefully be replacing our three lounge chairs as soon as I can find some that will fit in our teen corner. Come in and enjoy!

November 2, 2015 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

MeEarlDVDHave you guys read this book yet? Because it’s good. Don’t have time to read it? You’re in luck, because the movie just came out on DVD.

When the book first came out, I reviewed it for this very blog, so if you missed that, you can read it here.  Here’s a taste of my review: “This funny, brutally honest, and at times crazy story was as advertised: a laugh-out-loud look at what happens when you know you’re supposed to be Learning Life Lessons but you feel like you’re clearly not getting the point.”  Check out the book, the movie, or both at the library.


October 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Other Dimensions

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m just sick of the whole world. Those are great times to escape into a good book. Why not leave this world behind and read about another dimension? Check out these book that have parallel worlds, hidden dimensions, or several different versions of the same characters.

Belzhar Belzhar
Unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, Jam is sent to a therapeutic school, where an assignment for a mysterious English class transports her to the realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.
Nil Nil
Transported through a “gate” to the mysterious island of Nil, Charley has 365 days to escape – or she will die.
ThroughToYou2 Through to You
When Camden loses the love of his life in a car accident, he’ll do anything to get her back – even travel to another universe, where she is still alive.
BellWorlds The Bell Between Worlds
Sylas leads a lonely life since his mother died. But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into a world where good and evil forces clash. Sylas must find a girl called Naeo – or the entire universe may fall.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray -- When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder. A Thousand Pieces of You
When Marguerite’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.
Now That You're Here: When street smart graffiti artist, Danny, is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home, but as he falls for her, his motives grow foggy. Now That You’re Here
When graffiti artist Danny is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home, but as he falls for her, his motives get foggy.
InAWorldJustRight In a World Just Right
Scarred loner Jonathan escapes at will into other worlds of his making, but suddenly the world in which a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.
SpiritsThieves A Book of Spirits and Thieves
When a package arrives at her family’s bookstore, Becca opens it and triggers an ancient magic that intertwines her fate with the powers of a mysterious book. Two parallel worlds collide and Becca is trapped between them.

October 26, 2015 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

My Review of “Blood Will Tell” by April Henry

BloodWillTellIt’s the last day of Teen Read Week. But keep reading this month! If you can’t think of what to read, try this mystery, part of the “Point Last Seen” series.

Nick has always wanted to join the military, just like his hero dad, who died when Nick was young. To get there, he’s working with Search and Rescue to help find lost people, save people in trouble, and learn discipline and teamwork. But one case will change Nick’s life, when he goes from hero…to suspect. And when secrets come out about his own family, Nick doesn’t know who he can trust.

It’s been a while since I read a mystery, but I’ve read April Henry before and I know she’s great at what she does. This is in the “Point Last Seen” series, so if you’re someone who wants to read in order, go back to “The Body in the Woods.” I didn’t read that one, though, and it didn’t bother me to read the second book first.

I flew through this book. The short chapters and shifting points of view kept the action going. The mystery isn’t necessarily who killed the woman found near Nick’s house, it’s how Nick became a suspect in the first place, and how the real killer could be brought to justice. Nick’s Search and Rescue friends each have their own issues (Ruby’s social awkwardness; Alexis’ secrets about her home life), but they are there for Nick when it counts.  I’d recommend this book if you like unusual mysteries with forensic details, books with shifting points of view, and characters who show their loyalty when it counts.


October 24, 2015 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

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