Staff Picks

A Book Review

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

africaismyhomeI am sure that you have heard of the slave ship Amistad, and the mutiny that took place on board. But did you know that there were four children on board the ship?

Some of 2013's best cookbooks

Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.

I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.

Family Fun Time in the Children's Room

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Image from http://content.mycutegraphics.com/graphics/pirate/pirate-kid.pngAhoy, me hearties!  

On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., join us in Ye Olde Children's Room for a pirate-filled hour of crafts and games.  

Fun for all ages -- bring the whole swashbucklin' family!

In addition, here are a few great pirate picture books to get ye started!

Featuring 'The Fisherman and His Wife'

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

"The Fisherman and His Wife" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

bookcoverFollow along in Welcome to Lovecraft, as a new world is unlocked for two brothers and their sister in the aftermath of their father's murder.

Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

There is so much new children's literature out there, and a lot of it is great. But somehow, if you're a voracious reader, it can still be difficult to find that one book in the sea of many that both a) sounds appealing, and b) you haven't already gobbled up.

So instead of waiting around for the next book that calls your name to be published, why not try something older? After all, everything old is new again. Here are five of my favorites from 18, 20, 35 years ago -- books that I truly believe still hold up today. Most of them will be of interest to the 8- to 13-year-old set.

Begins Jan. 5 on WETA-26

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Downton Abbey Season 3 coverExcited about the upcoming fourth season of Downton Abbey on PBS?  Need to catch up or want to watch your favorite episodes again?

While you're waiting, we have the first three seasons of the popular show on DVD available to check out throughout the library system. Special features include commentary and insight from the cast and crew. The fourth season on DVD will be added when it becomes available.

Featuring 'Puss in Boots'

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Puss in Boots" by Pinkney book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. for our first Reader's Theatre program.

Published on Monday, December 23, 2013

Starring headlining band the Disenchantments, this book focuses on the three girls who form the band and theThe Disenchantmentsir friend Colby, who has been a sidekick to the band since its inception. Colby and Bev (the band's lead singer and guitarist) have a history.

Published on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. KingConsidering how cold and snowy it's been lately, a book set in a hot place would be great to warm up with.

How about a literary vacation in Arizona? It would be great, unless you’re using it to escape a terrible bully and a wrecked home life, like Lucky. Find out about his summertime trials and tribulations in Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. King.
 

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