Join us at the Antioch Branch, September 27 at 7:00. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural . . . What is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments will be served. For September, we are reading:
I’ve been anxiously waiting for the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins for the better part of a year, as I’m sure many of you out there (teens and adults alike) have as well. It officially came out on August 24th, and on Thursday, I got it in at the library. Sweet deal! I couldn’t have been more excited.
After the death of her grandmother, Ann Zemke found two shoe boxes filled with diaries Marjorie Peterson had written for over forty years. But along with those diaries, something even more precious was found, a small cardboard book entitled, My Autobiography, My Life—Marjorie Peterson.
Does loving a dog make us more human? This is one of the questions that Steven Winn, author of Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog, answers in his book. As a self-proclaimed dog lover, I was instantly drawn to the sweet picture of Como on the cover of this book, and fell in love with Como and his family as I read.
Books Librarians Love: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
What a wonderful book. It is well worth the hype surrounding it. I am always a little reluctant to jump on a bandwagon because I have been burned before (i.e. Twilight), but I am glad I ignored my instincts and read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. His writing style is phenomenal, and considering it is translated from Swedish, that must mean it is just that good.
Antioch Branch, October 4 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For September, we are reading:
My name is Nellie. I like reading books that stay with me for the rest of my life, and although I give contemporary literature a fair try, classics are still my favorites. Some of the dustiest books on the shelf are the best. Here are five books I love.
When my wife first taught me to draw, we went to the park, and I tried to sketch a particular tree. I gave up quickly because I couldn't find just the right line to draw to capture any of the angles of the many branches and leaves.
"Don't draw the tree," my wife said. "Draw around the tree."
Can a True Story About an Abandoned Town Rival a Best-selling Murder Mystery?
Possibly so, if the story is about Dogtown, Massachusetts - an abandoned area near Gloucester full of supernatural looking large rocks, and boulders that remind viewers of Stonehenge. The area has not been inhabited since the last resident left in 1839. The town never recovered after the ravages of the American Revolution. It is now only an isolated ruin in 3,000 acres of woodland.
Dogtown's history contains stories of witches, super-natural sightings, and pirates. The area was named for the dogs kept by Revolutionary War widows.