At the Antioch Branch, we have some of the best customers in the city. It really is an honor to serve in this community. We have been given hugs, granola bars, plants, and mixed nuts, just to name a few things. We are shown gratitude in a lot of ways.
Staff Pick - Hester: the Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter: a Novel by Paula Reed
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s somber story of Hester Prynne and her love, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, continues with the death of her husband who refused to recognize her and the fatherless daughter, Pearl. The mother and daughter board ship returning to Oliver Cromwell’s Puritanical England where society’s hypocrisy is seen through Hester’s eyes. Events roll one after another as Hester is forced to serve Cromwell using her direct gaze to sift traitors out.
In the small town of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends, Cal, Gage, and Fox go for a sleepover in the woods to celebrate their 10th birthday. While there, they decide to swear an oath and become blood brothers. The oath, plus the mixed blood over the Pagan Stone causes a 300 year old curse to be unleashed.
Magazines - a Source for Fabulously Fun Fall Projects
Autumn comes to us with bright colors, cool nights, warm days, and the smell of apple pie. In this season, we can learn how to plant cool season vegetables, create a fantastic fall garden, and learn about garden fences, to name a few articles in the magazine Garden Gate.
Other magazines with great ideas for autumn include:
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Would you like to have one-on-one instruction right in your home? The library has some great DVD's that can show you step by step how to crochet. A good way to learn at your own pace in your own home is to use a video. The video, I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting, is an excellent one to start with. Learning something new can help stimulate the mind.
If you have a child who is learning to read or a child who struggles with reading, then you will be interested to know about our new Red Rocket Readers. These small, easy-to-read booklets are organized into levels, from pre-literacy skills to a fluent reading level 4.
Do Your Love Birds Mango? The Thrilling Conclusion
If you have been following this love story of two amazing Cockatoos separated by not only continents, ocean waters, and cultural barriers--but the greatest barrier of all, THE LANGUAGE BARRIER--well then, you have come to the right blog.
See for yourself how sad the family Bird had become. Rejected and despondent, Bird retired to her favorite shredding box (shredding being a thing Cockatoos love to do) and pined, but did not shred.
The family had to find a cure for what ailed Bird. The finest Bird specialists in the entire World Wide Web were contacted.
Nicholas Carr wrote a cover story for the Atlantic Monthly magazine in the summer of 2008 that raised the provocative question, "Is Google Making Us Stupid". The complete article can be accessed online, and it makes for fascinating reading. Carr cites anecdotal material that indicates our mental habits have altered to the point that we have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print.
Are you already an audiobook lover or perhaps thinking of trying one? The reader can make all the difference. A poor narrator can ruin an otherwise good book, and a great reader can make anything a listening pleasure.