This debut by Australian author, Felicity McClean, is a tantalizing page-turner. This exciting novel is a mystery and coming-of-age story in one. Tikka remembers her childhood--she grew up in a small Australian river valley. One incident irrevocably changed the Tikka's life: the summer of 1992. Her neighbors, Corrie, Hannah, and Ruth, disappeared one fateful day. … Continue reading Book Review: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean
Comstock has done everyone a service by describing how she changed the trajectory of her career. Despite being a self-described "introvert", Comstock led innovative change at NBC and GE. If you're looking to boost your career or change your work environment, this book is worth a read. Few professionals are able to tackle a subject like … Continue reading Book Review: Imagine it Forward by Beth Comstock
One by one Kya's family leaves her--her mother, her siblings, her beloved Jodie, and lastly her alcoholic and abusive father. Kya, whom the town calls "the marsh girl," learns to rely on herself and turns to the marsh for comfort. While its difficult to fathom how she can do this, Kya learns to provide food for … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Did you know? Did you know the National Library of Medicine has monthly health observances? May is Mental Health Month. The 4Mind4Body challenge: Daily challenges for the entire month of May. Take care of diet, sleep, activity, and other aspects of life that affect mental health. Some of the latest books on the topic that can be … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month
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
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
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Family Night Program - Tuesday, September 19 at 7-7:45PM Join us for an educational and entertaining free-flight bird program presented by Simon and Lindsey McNeny of Window to The Wild, Inc.. See and learn about owls and other raptors native to Texas, plus fascinating others from around the world. Learn where these species of birds … Continue reading Family Night: Window to the Wild
Congratulations to the winner of our Teen Summer Reading Program's Grand Prize, a new iPad Mini 2! Thanks for reading with us this summer; we look forward to next year and a fun new, musical theme: the Library Rocks!