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12/29/2016

WINTER READING

What it’s about: A sequel to An Ember in the Ashes, this book follows Laia and Elias as they escape the Marital Empire and head to Kauf to save Laia’s brother. However, the journey isn’t as easy as it seems, and Laia and Elias must try to survive being hunted by Helene, Elias’s childhood friend. This YA fantasy is full of heart-stopping adventure and twists that make it hard to put down.

12/26/2016

WINTER READING

What it’s about: This is book #5 in the Throne of Glass series following Aelin Galathynius, onetime assassin, on a mission to become queen. Packed with romance, action, and high stakes adventure, Maas’s series isn’t one to be missed.

12/25/2016


New York, Texas, or any other state, 
reading a book set there can make you feel 
a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.

Business Insider rounded up the 
most famous book set in every state in America.

12/22/2016

WINTER BREAK READING

Based on a story by JK Rowling, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child looks at Harry Potter as a husband, father, and overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, and at a son who must contend with the overwhelming legend that’s part of his history whether he wants it or not.

12/19/2016

Library Instructional Statistics




WINTER BREAK READING

What it’s about: This contemporary YA novel tells the story of Natasha and Daniel — two strangers until they meet on a crowded NYC street. Natasha and her family are about to be deported to Jamaica, while Daniel has always exceeded expectations. When the two meet, there’s connection — but Natasha doesn’t believe in fate. Could she be wrong? Filled with heartfelt, honest writing, Yoon makes you feel like you’ve known these characters a long time.

12/13/2016


The existence of Snopes and similar sites like FactCheck.Org, TruthOrFiction.com and PolitiFact.com 
raises several questions: who produces the bilge?
Why do people share it?
And how much should we trust those who blow the whistle?

The internet is the great enabler but what drives misinformation is human nature, and that is hardly new. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on,” said Winston Churchill. Except he didn’t. It was allegedly Mark Twain. And the evidence for that is patchy. On this, as so much else, truth is still reaching for its pants.

12/11/2016

WRA Will Welcome Marines 
Monday, December 12th 
at Morning Meeting!

12/09/2016

Dr. Seuss Beloved By All


Nearly twenty-five years after his death, Dr. Seuss continues to dominate the world of children’s books to an astonishing degree.
Today, one in four children’s first book is one penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss’s given name). The Cat in the HatGreen Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, all published prior to 1970, remain among today’s bestselling children’s books. The Grinch might have stolen Christmas, but Geisel stole all our hearts.

12/08/2016

CANDY CANE SALES
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
DID YOU KNOW?

In 1919 Bob McCormack began making candy canes for local use and sales in Albany, Georgia, and by the middle of the century his company (originally the Famous Candy Company, then the Mills-McCormack Candy Company, and later Bobs Candies) had become one of the world's leading candy cane producers. But candy cane manufacturing initially required a fair bit of labor that limited production quantities (the canes had to be bent manually as they came off the assembly line in order to create their 'J' shape,) and it was McCormack's brother-in-law, a Catholic priest named Gregory Harding Keller, who came up with the solution: Father Keller invented the Keller Machine that automated the process of shaping straight candy sticks into candy canes. 
We have authenic Bob's Candy Canes!


12/02/2016

COOKIES, COOKIES & more COOKIES!
Monday, December 5th 
9:00 am
John D. Ong Library
Help Kick-Off TOYS for TOTS