Join us for a discussion of Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.more info
It's winter in Happy Valley! The perfect time for a Young Adult Winter Blast Reading Challenge! On those days of freezing temperatures, no school, or after sledding...curl up inside with some hot cocoa and a book!
It's simple! If you are in grades 6 through 12, all you have to do is read at least 20 books! Turn in the completed form to the ReferenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. Desk before March 19th, 2010 and choose a book as a prize!
Orphaned at a young age and shuttled from relative to relative, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson explores two sisters' journey through not only the physical act of keeping house, but also the psychological aspect of "keeping one's house" in order. This is a book club favorite across the country - come in to see what the ballyhoo is all about!more info
Our October evening book is this award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Follow 15 year old Christopher as he investigates the titular incident, for which he is blamed. While the mystery is, in itself, a compelling story, the fact that Christopher is autistic with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes and a supreme distaste for the color yellow adds to the development of his story and provides for a gripping autumnal read.more info
Spencer-Fleming's award winner for Best First Novel is now available in this special value edition. When a newborn is abandoned and a young mother is brutally murdered, Clare Fergusson, the new Episcopal priest in Millers Kill, New York, must pick her way through the town's secrets.more info
A celebrated writer pens an irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life.more info
In 1972, the tiny windswept town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the terrifying disappearance of Nicky Jack Harjo. When he was no more than a baby, his pajama bottoms were found on the banks of Willow Creek. Nearly 30 years later, Nicky mysteriously returns in this intriguing and delightfully hypnotic tale, full of the authentic heartland characters that Billie Letts writes about so beautifully.more info