Don't forget on Saturday, July 31, program participants will no longer be able to register or record time spent reading. Participants may continue to come to the library to collect their prizes until August 7.
Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil - human, female, and scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. In order to find out who is buried, the story moves from present to past. A great read!
With all the construction around town right now, I have a sure-fire way to beat the traffic. Audiobooks!!!! I have a 45 minute drive to work everyday and it really helps the ride seem less tedious. Not only do I get to hear a great story, some of the narrators are so great, I don’t think it would matter what they read, I would listen to it.
July is—perhaps—the most American of all months. Flags wave, fireworks explode, and John Phillips Sousa marches through our hearts all summer long. Here at the Lone Jack Branch, we’re doing our part to celebrate July with a book display called American Lives. The books in this display are historical fiction written for Juveniles and Young Adults, and together they present a patchwork of experience as diverse as America herself. If you are interested in a glimpse of other American Lives, we humbly recommend any of the following titles.
Why Are We Still Looking for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and its subsequent series) is now one of the best selling books of all time. Practically every other person comes into the library searching for it, and now there is not only 1, but 2 movies based on it.
Inspirational or religious fiction seems to have been increasing in popularity for the last several years. Characters in these books often go through a difficult time in their lives, or deal with a change of some kind. They are brought through the hardship and learn life lessons by help and support through friends, family, and a higher power.