This Puzzle Will Require 
Your Thinking Cap!

#1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives. 
In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another. 


Sunday Afternoon Coffeehouse 

continues at the library

Take Advantage of the 

Activities in the Relaxation Station



Busy Day at WRA

A moment to relax between activities
Junior College Counseling Seminar
Writing essays


Surprising Survey Results

by Michael Schaub
Feb.08, 2016
If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.
The finding comes from American University linguistics professor Naomi S. Baron, author of the book "Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World." Baron led a team that asked 300 college students in the United States, Slovakia, Japan and Germany how they preferred to read.
Physical books were the choice of 92% of the respondents, who selected paper over an array of electronic devices.


Relaxation Station

The John D. Ong Library is announcing 
our newly created 
Relaxation Station.

Stop by and spend a little time 
with a few relaxing 
activities. You may find a puzzle begging you to add 
a few pieces as you pass.

There is a chess set at the front desk.  Challenge the whole community.  Make YOUR move as you walk past on your way to the copy room.

Markers and coloring pencils, 
along with design books for coloring, 
will be at the front desk and 
may challenge your creative side.

The Relaxation Station will be open for use all day ~
EXCEPTION: Evening Study Hours


Can You Name All The Book References In This Hilarious Parody Of “Uptown Funk?”

We’ve been hearing a lot of “Uptown Funk.” The song is super catchy and danceable. But the Guybrarian and the folks of Orange Public Library did something special for National Library Week (2015) that makes our literary hearts sing! They wrote their own version of this ear worm called “Unread Book,” ripe with hilarious literary references, dancing librarians, and a chorus that will have you humming into your paperback for hours! So this is what happens when the library closes at night!



How to View Five Planets 
Aligning in a Celestial Spectacle



Adult Coloring ~

Adult coloring is a trend that’s sweeping the nation, 
with hundreds of public libraries 
starting to offer adult coloring classes.
As of last Tuesday, nine of the 20 best-selling books on were coloring books designed for adults, and five of them made the top 10.
“I think it is a kind of meditation,” stated a librarian offering classes.   “We’ve had meditation classes, we have yoga classes. We do all sorts of things at the library. But [coloring] is just another way that people can sort of access how their own mind is working and calm themselves down and just be.”