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May 23

Book Notes 5/22/2023

Posted to Book Notes on May 23, 2023 at 3:43 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Registration is open for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! It's open to children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. The first session will be June 5! More information...

The Mountains Sing by Nguy?n Phan Qu? Mai

Trà^n Di?u Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà N?i, her young granddaughter, Huong, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Ho Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart.


Win Every Argument by Mehdi Hasan

The art of debating, persuading, and public speaking // This book shows how anyone can communicate with confidence, rise above the tit for tats on social media, and triumph in a successful and productive debate in the real world.

808.53 HASAN

Harvest House by S.M. Beiko

Halloween is near, and Hughie Wolfe is volunteering at a new rural attraction: Harvest House. He's excited to take part in the fun, spooky show--until he learns that an actor playing the vengeful spirit of an "Indian maiden," a ghost inspired by local legend, will headline. Folklore aside, unusual things have been happening at night at the crossroads near Harvest House. While Hughie weighs how and when to speak up about the bigoted legend, he and his friends begin to investigate the crossroads and whether it might be haunted after all.

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May 23

Book Notes 5/15/2023

Posted to Book Notes on May 23, 2023 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our May Book Club pick is Kindred by Octavia Butler. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, May 30 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

Felonious Monk by William Kotzwinkle

Meet Tommy Martini, the monk with an anger management problem. Since killing somebody with a single punch is not a needed talent in a monastery, he spends his time praying, meditating, and taking his anger management medicine. But his meditations are interrupted by a legacy from his uncle, a crooked priest.

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Tenacious Beasts by Christopher J. Preston

Wildlife recoveries that change how we think about animals // This book tracks-and tries to understand-the dramatic rebounds of wildlife populations that have reached numbers unimaginable in a century. It shines a light on species returning to forests and farms, prairies and oceans, rivers and cities. It asks how these transformations can be happening and what they have to teach.


The Stars of Mount Quixx  by S.M. Beiko

Sent away for the summer, the Ivyweather sisters were promised a family vacation by their wealthy, indifferent parents. Two at-odds opposites -- Constance an anxious society sweetheart and Ivory an adventure-struck rebel -- the sisters aren't sure what to make of the dangerously decayed town of Quixx and its creeping fog that never seems to lift. But they soon discover that something far more monstrous than beasts lurks in Quixx, and it's poised to crush this sleepy mountain town, along with the dreams of those in it.

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May 02

Book Notes 5/1/2023

Posted to Book Notes on May 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Kids of all ages come join us Monday, May 8 @ 5:30pm and help us build and epic fort for Fort Night! We'll have sheets, clips, cardboard and other things to build with. Bring your flashlight and read a book inside when you're done.

8 Rules of Love by Jay Shetty

How to find it, keep it, and let it go // Instead of presenting love as an ethereal concept or a collection of clichés, Jay Shetty lays out specific, actionable steps to help you develop the skills to practice and nurture love better than ever before.

646.77 SHETTY

Victory City by Salman Rushdie

In the wake of an insignificant battle between two long-forgotten kingdoms in fourteenth-century southern India, a nine-year-old girl has a divine encounter that will change the course of history.


Shielded by Joanna Schwartz

How the police became untouchable // Schwartz exposes the myriad ways in which our legal system protects police at all costs, with analysis about subjects ranging from qualified immunity to no-knock warrants. He paints a compelling picture of the human cost of our failing criminal justice system, and reveals what tragically familiar calls for "justice" truly entail.

344.7305 SCHWARTZ

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Ten years later after her foster father disappeared, Tasmin Lark is spurred on by rumors that said he had a powerful ring from Arthurian legend that may be able to free her brother from his curse. Together with her rival Emrys, the two delve into a search that will uncover a deadly secret.

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