The Chronicles of St. Mary's

If you are looking for something a little different, and if you like history, time travel, England, scruffy characters who manage to stumble their way to success, and can tolerate a little "edgy" language and suspicious circumstances . . . this book series by Jodi Taylor is for you!

I just finished the first book in the series and have grabbed up the second (there are 10 books and counting, as well as a number of short stories). I plain found this book to be hilarious; ok, my sense of humor may differ a bit from yours, but the situations that the main character and friends get involved in are exciting, dangerous, and at times, ridiculous. Really, who hired these people? Let's just say that they have a very specific skill set that qualifies them for the work . . . .

So for a fun, quick read with the possibility to continue the journey through time and history appeals to you, I highly recommend this series!

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The Portable Veblen

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie Admittedly, the first thing that drew me to “The Portable Veblen” was the squirrel on the cover. He’s adorable, holding a speech bubble informing us that this book is “a novel”. If you indeed CAN judge a book by it’s cover, I liked what I was about to read. I turned to the back of the book and read: "A clever morality tale set against the verdant...

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Summer Library Reading Program!

We are one week in for our Summer Library Reading Program! Our far-out theme this year is "A Universe of Stories." We have 3 different age-appropriate programs for children and t(w)eens: Children ages 0 - 5 years (non-readers), Kids ages 5 - 11 years (readers) and T(w)eens ages 11 - 17 years. Sign up at the Youth Services desk (lower level) and pick up a new activity slip each week. When completed, bring these...

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