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Finding Betty Crocker; the Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food A biography by Susan Marks ”In 1945, Fortune magazine named Betty Crocker the second most popular American woman, right behind Eleanor Roosevelt, and dubbed Betty America’s First Lady of Food. Not bad for a gal who never actually existed. “Born” in 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to proud corporate parents, Betty Crocker has...

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When television does good...AAAAAAAYYY!

A delightful patron recently brought to our attention that in the 1970's, the lovable and popular character, Fonzie, from the series "Happy Days" made himself a hero to the reading community by getting his first library card. We were intrigued, and decided to find out more. It turns out that after the show became successful, the show's creator and director, Garry Marshall, was asked if the show could be used...

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After the End

”Compelling and clever, tender and true. I can’t stop thinking about it.” -Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies I couldn’t agree with Liane Moriarty more. She describes the novel, "After the End" in the spot-on, brief and eloquent fashion that only a great writer could. From the back cover: ““From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, a deeply moving and page-turning novel...

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