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Jun 26

Book Notes 6/26/2023

Posted to Book Notes on June 26, 2023 at 10:14 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Come join us Saturday, July 8 @ noon for our Cookbook Club! Select a recipe from Watermelon & Red Birds by Nicolge Taylor, and bring your dish to share with the group. More information...

The Angel Makers by Patti McCracken

Arsenic, a midwife, and modern history's most astonishing murder ring // The Angel Makers is a true-crime story like no other—a 1920s midwife who may have been the century's most prolific killer leading a murder ring of women responsible for the deaths of at least 160 men. At the center of it all was a sharp-minded village midwife, a "smiling Buddha" known as Auntie Suzy, who distilled arsenic from flypaper and distributed it to the women of Nagyrév who used the deadly solution to free themselves of cruel and abusive spouses and sickly relatives.

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Though the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love.

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Bootstrapped by Alissa Quart

Liberating ourselves from the American Dream // An unsparing, incisive, yet ultimately hopeful look at how we can shed the American obsession with self-reliance that has made us less healthy, less secure, and less fulfilled. The promise that you can "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" is central to the story of the American Dream. This is a powerful examination of what ails us at a societal level and a plan for how we can free ourselves from these self-defeating narratives.

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The Last Heir to Blackwood Library  by Hester Fox

With the stroke of a pen, twenty-three-year-old Ivy Radcliffe becomes Lady Hayworth, owner of a sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Ivy has never heard of Blackwood Abbey, or of the ancient bloodline from which she’s descended. With nothing to keep her in London since losing her brother in the Great War, she warily makes her way to her new home.

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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.

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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.

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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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Apr 17

Book Notes 4/17/2023

Posted to Book Notes on April 17, 2023 at 10:02 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Drop off your stuffed animal Friday, April 21 before 5 pm for our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Have them spend the night at the library; then pick them up on Saturday morning to see what mischief they got into overnight! 

Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein

What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater // In this lively, funny memoir, Peggy Orenstein sets out to make a sweater from scratch--shearing, spinning, dyeing wool--and in the process discovers how we find our deepest selves through craft. Orenstein spins a yarn that will appeal to everyone.


Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran

Moving backwards in time, E. M. Tran takes us into the high school classrooms of New Orleans, to Saigon beauty pageants, to twentieth century rubber plantations, traversing a century as the Trung sisters are both estranged and united by the ghosts of their tumultuous history.

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Outsmart Your Brain by Daniel T. Willingham

Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy // This book is grounded in scientific findings but devoted to practical advice which make a difference to student test scores and grades. Giving readers peek under the hood at their own brains will help them understand which learning strategies work and why.


The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz

This book will take readers on a journey spanning thousands of years and exploring the triumphs, strife, and hope that find us wherever we make our home.

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