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Read-A-Romance Month August is Read-A-Romance Month and the Central Library is getting in on the fun. On Thursday evenings in the month of August we'll be talking about romance novels. Each week we're covering a different sub-genre.  August 7th: One Foot on the Floor - Gentle Romance August 14th: Things That Go Bump in the Night - Urban Fantasy RomanceAugust 21st: Hot & Now - Contemporary Romance ...read more

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July 24, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

"That doesn't sound like a school triva night," said Mrs. Patty Ponder to Marie Antoinette [her cat]. "That sounds like a riot." So opens Liane Moriarty's new novel, Big Little Lies. The melee is happening at the Pirriwee Public School in a suburban Australian town, and before the night is over the police will be called to investigate.  Flash back six months to orientation day for the new kindergartners and their moms. Madeline is a confident woman celebrating (mostly) ...read more

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July 16, 2014 | 2 comments
A review of The Actress by Amy Sohn

Maddy Freed is attending the Mile's End film festival to promote her first indie film. She hopes that her boyfriend, the director, can get a distribution deal for their film. What she doesn't expect is to come to the attention of talent manager Bridget Ostrow and her client, the mega-star Steven Weller. She's soon caught up in a whirlwind that doesn't show any signs of stopping. And she can't imagine the impact the two Hollywood powerbrokers will have on the course of her life.Maddy falls hard ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 2, 2014 | 0 comments
Summer Reading Club It's the end of our fourth week of the Summer Reading Club and we have 419 books that have been read and logged from our online participants. Great job everyone.  pixie3 laughed out loud at Let's Pretend This Never Happened  "In each chapter, Jenny Lawson tells her personal anecdotes of growing up with her excentric father ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
June 28, 2014 | 0 comments
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Summer Reading Club The Library's Summer Reading Club has been going for a little more then a week and we've already had 134 books logged online. What makes SRC so great is that the whole family can participate. And you can do so in person by filling out a registration card at your local library or online as these readers are.  Here's a sampling of what's already ...read more

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June 12, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Lock In by John Scalzi

I've had a good run of fantasy and science fiction books this year. I'm still recommending The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (who is local, btw) to anyone who'll listen. And I can't wait until later this year to write a review about a new Urban Fantasy book Burn for Me by ...read more

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June 5, 2014 | 0 comments
Summer Reading Begins Summer Reading for all ages begins today. The library’s Summer Reading Clubs are free, city-wide programs that encourage children and teens (adults too) to “fill in the blanks” by pursuing their individual reading choices and interests.  Students can lose more than two months of reading achievement over summer vacation. Don’t forget about the easiest activity your children can do to help combat summer learning loss: reading! By continuing to read over the summer, children maintain their ...read more

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June 2, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran

Olivia Mather has a rather large problem. Her father, Bertram, is trying to kill her. And the only way she can think of to stop him is to obtain blackmail information being held by Alastair de Grey, the Duke of Marwick. The problem with this rather simple plan is the fact that the Duke has retreated to his chambers (where the documents are stashed) and he hasn't left those rooms since the scandalous death of his wife and the revelation that she had not only cheated on him, but had also plotted ...read more

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May 20, 2014 | 0 comments
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A review of Savoring the Harvest by Irene Cash and Victor Marsh

I belong to a CSA and I love it. But I'm always looking for new things to do with the vegetables - some of which, I'll admit, stump me. Well now I've got some new ideas from local authors Irene Cash and Victor Marsh.  Savoring the Harvest is first and foremost a beautiful book. The color photos of the produce that can be found at local markets are gorgeous. But along with the lovely photos, are recipes for things I can't wait to make. I'm an amateur cook, to say the least, and ...read more

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May 6, 2014 | 0 comments
Best New Titles for May The May list of librarian picks is up at LibraryReads and heading the list is a young adult novel, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. In addition to this great novel, the list has a great mix that will have something for everyone. The Bees by Lalline Paul is set entirely in a beehive. Flora 717 is a sanitation worker in the hive and of the ...read more

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April 15, 2014 | 0 comments