A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Have you had a chance to read A Monster Calls? The novel is a beautiful allegorical story about a young person's journey from grief to acceptance. Connor has two nightmares that bother him. One comes in the shape of walking yew tree that something visits at 12:07AM. The other … Continue reading Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Gemini by Carol Cassella Cassella is an M.D. so there are many accurate medical details given in this story about Jane Doe, the woman brought in to hospital after a hit-and-run. The novel moves back and forth fluidly between the present and the past. Eric and his girlfriend, the medical doctor treating Jane, want to … Continue reading Notable Large Print Books
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley is a retelling of Beowulf and a social critique of contemporary society. On many levels, it succeeds. Gated community residents label anyone who live outside their boundaries "monsters". Dana and her ancestors have actually lived on the mountain long before it was turned into a high-end suburb. After serving … Continue reading Book Review: The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
This is a new memoir by novelist Maggie O'Farrell who lived through some horrifying experiences--seventeen brushes with death. Some are more chilling than others, like the time she met and almost succumbed to a serial killer. Other times were less dramatic like the time that she jumped off a harbor wall into the sea from … Continue reading Book Review: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Volunteers from our community are extremely valuable to the us! Adults and teens are welcome to help with shelving books or library special events. If you are interested in volunteering to tutor in the literacy program, contact the literacy coordinator at (972) 204-7705 for information. ADULTS If you're 18+ and would like to work with us … Continue reading Volunteers
Readers who likes eccentric characters and strange twists of fate will love Harry's Trees. Oriana and Amanda live near the woods in the Endless Mountains area of Pennsylvania. Life is ordinary until Amanda's perfect husband and Oriana's perfect father dies. Dean dies sprawled out like a snow angel in a snowy field. His buddy, Ronnie, is … Continue reading Book Review: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
Next week's FREE Monday movie will be Cars 3 (PG, 1 hr 42 min). Join us in the Large Meeting Room ("Big Room") on the first floor at 2PM. Bring a blanket or a pillow and relax in the air conditioning with us!
Next week's FREE Monday movie will be Peter Rabbit (PG, 1 hr 35 min). Join us in the Large Meeting Room ("Big Room") on the first floor at 2PM. Bring a blanket or a pillow and relax in the air conditioning with us!
Next week's FREE Monday movie will be The LEGO Batman Movie (PG, 1 hr 44 min). Join us in the Large Meeting Room ("Big Room") on the first floor at 2PM. Bring a blanket or a pillow and relax in the air conditioning with us!
Set in East Texas, this murder mystery looks at crime through the eyes of Texas Ranger, Darren Matthews. Darren's 9/11, as he calls it, was the murder of an innocent black man in Jasper, TX. Sadly, his favorite Uncle has been killed in an unrelated incident. Both incidents compel Darren to forsake law school … Continue reading Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke