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Remembering Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, known for country-pop crossover hits such as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Guess I'm Dumb", passed away Tuesday, August 8.

Total Eclipse of the Heartland

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Exciting programs in STEAM this August, including the return of a favorite class, as well as an astronomical astronomical event!

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

Following on the heels of some very heavy reading, this title was an absolutely delightful read.  Lillian, a recent widow raising two young daughtersin Los Angeles, finds herself at a crossroads between staying mired in grief or moving forward into a new and unexpected

Ruh Roh, The Monsters Are Real!

A (very Scooby-Doo-like) team of teen super-sleuths and a dog reunite to revisit their most famous case, the Sleepy Lake monster.

Hawaii

LeiWe all dream of a tropical vacation in Hawaii.  Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathon London and Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz is a fun tale of a frog and his family going on a trip to Hawaii.

 

eBooks, digital media have moved to new Discovery Catalog

One of the most popular features of the new Discovery Catalog is easy access to digital media such as eBooks, music and audiobooks – from within the catalog, without going out to another website to place holds or check out titles. This allows you to begin enjoying digital media more quickly.

Let's Go Camping!

This is the time of year for camping. Most children love to this summer activity. Setting up camp in the back yard is a non-threatening and easy introduction to camping.

The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

This debut novel is generating some buzz and being hailed a new classic along the lines of To Kill a Mockingbird.  McDaniel sets out to examine our interpretation of good and evil as seen through the lens of a small town in rural Ohio in 1984.   The plot is woven

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

I started this book with much trepidation in light of many lackluster reviews piling up on Amazon. The story centers around the Drowning Pool, a spot on a river that runs through an English town, where troubled women leap to their deaths from the cliff above. It is a spot with a long history of victims dating back to the witch trials.  The crux of the story focuses on the most recent victim, Nel, who leaves behind her teenage daughter Lena.  Nel’s sister, Jules, comes from London to take care of the aftermath.