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Women in Science

While science is often considered a male dominated field, women have made important contributions to the subject as well. Recently, several titles have been released that highlight the history of how woman have supplied research, completed experiments and helped create new inventions. 

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Fictional Illusionists

Not all novels that deal with magic include wizards, sorcery, and witches. These novels tell about the stage show side of magic and feature professional conjurors and illusionists. 


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Community Matters 

Winter Weather Driving Tips

The Winter weather season is now officially upon us and will bring changing temperatures and road conditions. A little planning ahead for your trip can help you arrive safely to your destination.  More...
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Alternative History

In an alternative history novel, one or more past events are changed to create a new outcome for the storyline.  More...
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Campaign Fiction

No matter your political affiliation, you are sure to find a book on this list to vote for.  More...
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A National Park Centennial

This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary. A century ago, The National Park Service was created to promote and protect some of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the country. Now is the perfect time to visit these natural wonders or learn more about their historical significance. The Library has books that can assist you on your next national park adventure.  More...
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The Girl in the Book Title

The recent success of books such as Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins may have inspired a new book title trend.  In the past year there have been a long string of books released with the word "Girl" in the title.  More...
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Emma Turns 200

200 years ago this month, Jane Austen first published the novel "Emma."    More...
Community Matters 

Area Fall Festivals

Check here for a listing of local fall festivals and craft shows.  More...
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The Shoe Makes the Book Cover

Here are a collection of books that feature shoes in the book jacket artwork. You may find your next soleful read.  More...
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Family Fun

August is officially known as Family Fun Month. While the days of summer vacation are starting to wind down, there is still time for summer fun to be had.   More...
Community Matters 

Local Farmers' Markets

You can find locally grown vegetables and other handmade items for sale at farmers' markets that are now operating in our community.  More...
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Stories of Man's Best Friend

Loyalty, courage and intelligence are traits found in dogs that are admired.  These characteristics also have a history of inspiring authors to include dogs and their exploits in their stories.  If you are a dog lover, you may want to try one of these suggested titles.

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Bookstore Fiction

A bookstore is the perfect setting for a story. The reader is easily transported to a place full of comfort, excitement and mystery.  Check out this list of novels with a bookstore backdrop.   More...
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Funny Girl Memoirs

Amy Poehler's book, "Yes Please" has found a place on the New York Times Best Sellers List and on the list of Amazon's Top 100 Books for 2014.    More...

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