Civic Center Library will be closed for upgrades Apr 16-30. Reopening tentatively set for May 1. More details.

In the past, I have blogged the first sentences of popular books--how an author immediately sets the tone and introduces the plot or character.  Lately, I started paying attention to final...
Generally speaking we are all tired of paranormal books with the whole forbidden love theme. However this book is a cut above the rest.  Intense, page turning, revevnants, humor, suspense, mind...
8 minutes in the morning
Did you overindulge during the holidays?  Me, too, but it’s a brand new year and time to start thinking about getting back in shape.  Here are some ideas to try.Develop a plan and...
Happy New Year to each and every one of our wonderful patrons.  May 2013 bring peace and happiness to you all!Terry and Nicole
This installment: Wacky linked stories, a beach read to warm you up, and more short stories full of jaunty courage.       The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
According to EarlyWord, the Publisher/Librarian Connection website, cookbooks are the most popular nonfiction titles.   EarlyWord has compiled a list of the best cookbooks of 2012 from...
Save a Life—Learn CPRLearning CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can help you save a life. It can also make you more employable, since many employers require this training. Summer...
 This installment: another cozy island novel, an exhilarating Wild West extravaganza, and a scary psychological thriller.    Island Apart by Steven Raichlen

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Code Name Verity
 Maggie Stiefvater, YA author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Boys, was interviewed on NPR recently. She is a voracious reader of YA novels and said her favorite book of the year is...
eReaders as gifts
One of the most requested and antiticipated holiday gifts this year is eReaders (and tablets and smart phones; which can double as eReaders).As a result, we've been hard at work developing two...