Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Attention Book Groups

If your book group is looking for an fiction title, you may want to try the latest book group addition -- Room by Emma Donoghue. In this very moving book a five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager. Available in a book group to go bag.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Attention Book Groups

Here are two nonfiction additions to the Book Group to Go Bags.

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo is the story of the four-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor who during emergency slips from consciousness and enters heaven.

Cycling Home from Siberia by Rob Lilwall tells the story of a man's decision to leave his job as a geography teacher in England to travel home from Siberia by bicycle and his adventures along the way.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Attention Book Groups

If you liked The Help, here is another Book Group to Go Bag your group may enjoy:

Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant

White Southerner Roxanne Reeves teams up with an elderly retired black schoolteacher to research the town's African-American history for a tour, and is transported back into the racially charged past and the events that continue to change lives. Fiction

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Library is Hiring

Applications are due by August 22 for Library Assistant II and Circulation Supervisor positions. Find out more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Library in Your Pocket

Introducing our new App:


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Attention Book Groups

Here are two new options for your book group, one fiction and one nonfiction.

Loving Frank is a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

Zeitoun tells about a New Orleans family's experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared--arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda.

Both of these titles are available as a Book Group to Go Bag.