Friday, July 30, 2010

#11 Final Trivia Question!

Man, it sure has been hot lately! It makes me ever so thankful for working someplace with central air. When I go home, where there is a definite shortage of air conditioning, I just try to remind myself that it could be worse. So with this in mind, I give you the final question to the Trivia Contest.

#11 What is the highest recorded temperature in the state of Nebraska and what city is "lucky" enough to bear this honor?

Now, since this is the last question for the contest, be sure to go back and answer all the ones you missed. The answers must be submitted either by email to or delivered to the circulation desk by the end of the day tomorrow. I'll announce the winner and post all of the correct answers here on Monday afternoon. Good luck!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Adult Summer Reading Trivia Contest Prize!

In just a few short days we will have a winner for our trivia contest. Yay!
I know I have been promosing pictures of the trivia contest prize, which I have yet to post, mainly because I am not yet finished with it. However, I will tell you what it is. One lucker trivia fan will win a handmade mosaic glass stepping stone that I designed and made specifically for the contest :-)

So, I will be posting the last question tomorrow. Be sure to have all of your answers in to Ronda by the end of the day this Saturday, the 31st. The stone is pretty, so be sure to answer all of the questions!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have been out of the office ill the last few days, so I will try to catch up with my posting throughout the day.
Cold Ice by Tess Gerritsen: Medical examiner Maura Isles's SUV stalls on a mountain road, leaving her and her friends to seek refuge in a seemingly abandoned village, but when homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives word that Maura's charred body was discovered in a ravine, she sets out to hunt down the killer and unravel the secrets concerning Maura's fate.

Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker: Lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return to find Amos Callico, a politically-ambitious chief of police, and twelve officers working in their town, but when Cole and Hitch refuse to work with Callico, the chief begins to threaten the local merchants into paying for his protection.
Anthropologie of an American Girl by H.T. Hamann: Eveline, growing up in East Hampton, learns to accept herself as she navigates her way through high school graduation and college and deals with death, rape, love, and other life challenges.
The Alchemaster's Apprentice by Walter Moers: Echo the Crat, a cat-like creature that can speak multiple languages, finds himself starving on the streets of Malisea after the death of his mistress and is forced to sign a contract with Ghoolion the Alchemaster who plans to kill Echo and render him down for his fat at the next full moon.

No Mercy by Lori Armstrong: Mercy Gunderson, on leave from military duty, returns home to South Dakota after her father's death, and as she tries to determine what to do with the family ranch, she is pulled into a dangerous investigation involving a local Native American boy who was found dead on her land.

Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark: Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack decide to celebrate their anniversary by spending four days at a beach front home, when a violent storm demolishes their plans for a quiet vacation, and they are called to duty when an elderly neighbor disappears.
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver: A criminal terrorizes New York City and forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme is leading the investigation, but Rhyme's determination, despite his physical impairment and his involvement in another investigation, causes conflict within his team.

Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens: Tells the life story of controversial public intellectual, Christopher Hitchens, describing his views on war, religion, and other topics.

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg: The author, who had a promising career in the publishing industry, recounts his descent into addiction and the odyssey of his two-month crack binge.

Pandora's Seed by Spencer Wells: Explorer, geneticist, geographer, and author Spencer Wells looks over ten thousand years of human progress maintaining that man's desire to control his own food supply contributed to urbanization and overcrowding, disease, and alienation from one another.

Rush Limbaugh: And Army of One by Ze’ev Chafets: A biography of Republican radio personality Rush Limbaugh, discussing his childhood, the jobs Limbaugh held prior to becoming an outspoken conservative, his marriages, and his political views throughout the several presidential terms since he has been on the radio.

Original Intent by David Barton: An essential resource for anyone interested in our nation's religious heritage and the Founders' intended role for the American judicial system.

To Save America by Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich offers his opinion of the Obama administration, characterizing it as desiring to further a socialist, secularist agenda, and discusses what he believes to be solutions for improving the legislative process, replacing Obama's programs, and more.

A Doctor Among the Oglala Sioux Tribes: The Letters of Robert H. Ruby 1953-1954 by Robert H. Ruby: In 1953, surgeon Robert H. Ruby began work as the chief medical officer at the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He began writing almost daily to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota people he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day-to-day life on the reservation.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Adult Summer Reading Trivia #10

#10 Who invented the Ferris Wheel and what was it meant to celebrate?
We hope you enjoy the carnival this weekend and the rest of the Heritage Days activities!
If you have missed any questions, feel free to go back and answer them. You have through July 31st to submit all of your answers!
To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Seussical the Musical at Theatre West

Seussical the Musical is in Scottsbluff at WNCC's Theatre West!
I saw this musical presented by the Lincoln Community Playhouse a few years back and it is
They manage to role all the Seuss classics like Horton, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and the Butter Wars into a wonderful plot full of laughs and excitement.

So if you are a fan of Seuss, or you have a kid who likes Seuss, or you like musicals, or you're simply looking for somethig fun and different to do, contact Theatre West to purchase your tickets. The play runs tonight through Saturday and then next Wednesday through Saturday. They even have a family night on Wednesday, where admission for children under 12 is only $1 with the purchase of adult admission.

For more information contact the box office at 308-635-6193 or visit their website by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Adult Summer Reading Trivia Question #9

#9 In china, the discarded skins of cicadas are ground up, placed in tea and given to crying babies in hopes of doing what?

Sticking with the mini recipe theme I have going on this summer, click here for a host of cicada recipes and enjoy! The cicada granola chews sound especially appetizing :-)

If you have missed any questions, feel free to go back and answer them. You have through July 31st to submit all of your answers!
To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: a Review

I recently requested the book The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. The title was perfect, the synopsis was intriguing and the book was on several summer "must read" lists I had seen in the media. So when the book arrived, I took it home and began to read.

The prose in this book is so beautifully written I found myself reading sentences two or three times on many occasions. Aimee Bender constructs beautiful similes and metaphors, and I love the way she had her characters use them frequently in conversation.

The book begins with 8 year old Rose Edelstein discovering she can taste, in any kind of food, the emotions of the person who made it. As you can imagine, this can be very cumbersome and on occasion flat-out horrifying. She goes on to discover that not only does she taste the emotions of the preparer, but the entire history of the ingredients, be they factory produced or grown on a farm, etc. She tries to explain her skill early on, but soon finds it better if she keeps her ability to herself and copes with it as best as she can.

The book moves on to explore the other characters in the book, most of whom are above-average intelligent members of her family, unfolding the separate but intersecting lives of her distant father, her borderline-insane genius brother, who harbors a mysterious and unsettling skill of his own, and her unfulfilled and disloyal mother.

While the overall plot of the story is a little strange, and your heart aches for many of the characters (whom I found myself wanting to either hug on slap on more than one occasion) this is overshadowed by Aimee Bender's ability to construct beautiful metaphors and elegant sentences. It is a novel that kept me glued to the pages, and one I would read again. I have a feeling there is still so much to discover in the pages.

Click here for review of the book from NPR and to read an excerpt.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Based on the Book

A new book series that has recently hit our shelves is The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. The series has been made into a popular CW show by the same name:

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.

Stop in and pick up the first book today!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts: Wedding cake baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company, but she's too low key to appreciate all the luxuries that her clients long for. What she does appreciate is Delaney, her friend's brother whom she has had a crush. She is convinced that the lawyer is out of her reach or so she thinks.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher: Just as wizard Harry Dresden's life begins to calm down, an old bargain comes back to haunt Harry, forcing him to help the Queen of Air and Darkness battle an old foe and trapping him in a nightmare that stretches his skills and loyalties to their limits.

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich: Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula, motivated only by a strong desire to save their jobs, set out to rescue their boss and Stephanie's cousin, Vinny, who has been kidnapped by the mob for not paying his gambling debts.

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter: After her vivacious twin sister dies, a shy teenaged girl moves with her parents to San Francisco, where she meets a magical seamstress who grants her one wish.

The Passage by Justin Cronin: FBI agent Brad Wolgast vows to protect six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte after a government military experiment she was involved in goes bad, unleashing a toxic virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes: Young Marine lieutenant and platoon commander Waino Mellas and his battalion learn about life, loss, and the horrors of war during their thirteen-month tour in the sweltering mountains of South Vietnam.

Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson: Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire has much to contend with when the owners of a multi-million-dollar development decide to remove the junkyard next door, but the Stewart clan the owners of the junkyard, are not easily moved.

Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given by Duane "Dog" Chapman: Duane "Dog" Chapman, the recognized bounty hunter from A&E's television series, discusses the challenges he has overcome in his life, his professional experiences capturing fugitives, and his role as a mentor.

Countdown to College: 21 "to-Do" Lists for High Scool by Valerie Pierce: Provides a timeline to help students maximize their high school years and optimize their chances of getting where they want to go.

Furious Love by Sam Kashner: Describes the tempestuous relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, their affair on the set of Cleopatra, Burton's struggle with alcohol, their emotional battles, separation, and remarriage.

War by Sebastian Junger: A combat narrative based on journalist Sebastian Junger's experiences in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, during which he spent time intermittently embedded with a platoon of the 173rd Airborne brigade in Korengal Valley.

Seven Events That Made America America by Larry Schweikart: Describes seven events in American history and their significance, including when Martin Van Buren consolidated the first national political party, how Dwight Eisenhower's heart attack impacted the American diet, how rock and roll helped in the fight against communism, and more.

Things To Do Now That You're . . . A Grandparent by Amy Goyer: Provides the newly appointed grandparent with 600 ingenious, fun and creative ideas to explore.

Spoken from the Heart by Laura Welsh Bush: First Lady Laura Bush reveals her life, describing her childhood in Midland, Texas, along with her relationships with family members and friends, a tragic high school car accident, professional accomplishments, married life, experiences in the White House, and more.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our rose garden is at it's finest!

We are busy preparing our recently planted rose garden for tonight's Carnegie Arts Center Garden Walk. It is going to be filled with wind chimes, garden decor, potted flowers and trees, a tea fountain, and of course roses! The St. John's Brass Band will also so kindly be treating us to their wonderful music. Be sure to stop by for some refreshing iced tea, take a look at our beautiful new rose garden and enjoy the music!
If you would like to participate in the entire garden walk, simply contact Carnegie Arts Center for tickets. They are $25, which includes a lovely tour of a number of area gardens as well as a light gourmet dinner served in a garden and a fine art auction! All funds go to Carnegie Art Center, which truly is a wonderful addition to our community.

Adult Summer Reading Trivia Contest #8

#8 Early explorers used watermelons as what pratical traveling accessory?

To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Book Spotlight

The following books has made it on to several summer reading lists. The plot sounds interesting, and it has received many rave reviews. It is just hitting the shelves and can be found at call number FIC BEN in the new book section, or you can contact us to place a hold.

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender’s place as “a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Reading Swim Party Grand Finale!

Don't forget that tomorrow there are no morning programs for the children's Summer Reading. Instead, Stephanie will be celebrating another successful year with a swim party! The party will be from 7:00 to 9:00 at the city pool. The whole family is encouraged to attend, so bring the kids and the towels and have a fun water-filled evening!

Adult Summer Reading Trivia Question #7

#7 How old is the world's oldest rose and where is it located?
Since this is a two-part question, your name will be entered into the drawing for each correct answer you give. And if you missed a question, all answers will be accepted through July 31st.
Just make sure we know the numberof the question you are answering :-)
Don't forget to contact Carnegie Arts Center for tickets to their Garden Walk fundraiser this Thursday evening. Our newly planted rose garden is one of the features of the walk!
To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Large Print Fiction
Ryan's Place by Sherryl Woods: Abandoned by his parents and separated from his four brothers as a youngster, Ryan Devaney never let anyone get too close to him. Then Maggie O'Brien marched into his pub and declared war on the icy fortress around his heart.

The Sacred Valley by Max Brand: Born to white parents, Rusty Sabin was taken prisoner and raised by the Cheyennes, who know him now as Red Hawk, an admired leader and great warrior. After two bags of gold Sabin collected in the sacred valley are stolen by frontiersmen, a bloody confrontation between the settlers and Indians ensues.

Menace in Red Chaps by Eli Colter: The people of Seco Range are shocked when Kurt Quillan turns twenty and becomes a hardened killer. Though he shoots in self defense, he seems to never have a witness. Then Lem Strickland, his foster father, becomes victim number eight. The locals are irate and pursue Kurt, whom they believe is a cold-blooded killer.

Bryant and May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler: The Peculiar Crimes Unit is no more. After years of defying the odds and infuriating their superiors, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May have at last crossed the line. While Bryant takes to his bed, the rest of the team take to the streets looking for new careers, leading one of them to stumble upon a murder.

How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale: After Uncle Oscar dies mysteriously and leaves his antique store to his niece, she begins to suspect foul play. In the company of her two cats, she follows a twisted trail of deception that leads all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush.

Fransesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli: When Francesca Campamile's children move away, she feels useless. When she sees a want ad for a part-time nanny and begins working for Loretta Simmons, it is time for Francesca to work her magic and the best place to start is in the kitchen.

Riders of Deathwater Valley by James C. Work: Art Pendragon, owner of the Keystone ranch, has called a special meeting of the ranchers to address the problem of rustling. When the rustlers raid a picnic of women and children and kill a Keystone rider, war is immediately declared.

One of Ours by Willa Cather: Claude Wheeler is alienated from his parents, all but rejected by his wife, and is dissatisfied with farming. It is only when America enters the First World War that Claude finds the purpose he has searched for.

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline: Reporter Ellen Gleeson is stunned when she sees her adopted son Will on a missing child flier, and she is forced to decide whether she is willing to uncover the truth about her son's birth and possibly risk losing him forever.

Savor the Moment: Wedding cake baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working a wedding planning company with her three best friends, but she's too low key to appreciate all the luxuries that her clients seem to long for. What she does appreciate is Delaney, her friend's older brother whom she has had a crush on since childhood. She is convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is out of her reach.

Return to Promise by Debbie Macomber: Life was everything Cal and Jane Patterson could dream of, until their marriage begins to fall apart with the help of a young woman who has her sights on Cal. The couple separates and Jane returns to her childhood home in California, forcing both Cal and herself to confront what they really want in life.

Dark Fire by Elizabeth Lowell: Cynthia hires survival specialist Trace Rawlings to accompany her on her trip to Ecuador at her father's insistence, and though she finds him rude, demanding, and egotistical, she soon discovers he is all the man she needs.

Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum: Writer, quilter and nurturer of the Queen Bees quilting group Portia "Po" Paltrow jogged toward the shops along Elderberry Road. It was a peaceful morning until a cat's shrill cry tipped her off to the body lying just inside the quilt shop.

Noelle by Diana Palmer: Orphan Noelle Brown finds herself in the midst of high-society after her charming Benefactor, Andrew Paige, welcomes her into his home. But her passions are torn between Andrew and his wild Stepbrother, Jared Dunn.

Bonner's Stallion by T.V. Olsen: Bonner's life was about to get a lot harder. He had already lost his woman, and he was about to lose his son and his mountain ranch to a rich and powerful enemy. It was right about the same time that El Diablo Rojo - the feared and hated rogue stallion - came back into Bonner's life.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Adult Summer Reading Trivia Question #6

#6 In the sport of surfing, what does the term "goofy foot" refer to?
To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Carnegie Arts Center Garden Walk

Next week, we are going to be a participant in the Carnegie Art Center's Annual garden Walk fundraiser! We have been hard at work replanting our rose garden (with thanks to the Friends of the Library for purchasing the new roses and mulch!) and are in the progress of working on the many other garden areas located on the grounds. The St. John's Lutheran Church brass band has been booked to provide some hopping entertainment as well!

The Garden Walk is a garden party fundraiser held annually by the Carnegie Arts Center, and it is a wonderful bloom-food-and-art-filled evening! A number of area gardens are spruced up for the participants to enjoy, followed by a grand finale dinner and fine art auction, with all proceeds going to the Carnegie Art Center. The art center is a treasure our community is lucky to have. I have participated in the walk the past 3 years, and it makes for quite a delightful evening. So grab a friend (or two!) and mark the calendar!

Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased
by contacting the Carnegie Arts Center at
762-4571 or 204 W. 4th St.
The walk will be held next Thursday
July 15th and begins at 5:00pm.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Book Spotlight

We recently received and are processing the book The Passage by Justin Cronin, and from what I have heard, this is suppose to be one of the hot new books of the summer! It has received good reviews from a number of sources and was one of Oprah's summer picks. Call today to place a hold (762-1387)!

"Every so often a novel-reader's novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination. Summer is the perfect time for such books, and this year readers can enjoy the gift of Justin Cronin's The Passage. Read fifteen pages and you will find yourself captivated; read thirty and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It has the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears."--Stephen King

Click here for more info from Barnes and Noble

One Book One Alliance

Capt. Robert D. Rae of Service Company, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares for a training jump in Alliance, Nebraska, in 1943. (image and caption found at courtesy of Albert "Bud" Parker)

In celebration of Alliance's new military cemetery, we will be hosting a One Book, One Alliance reading event. All interested persons are encouraged to stop by the library and check out the book World War II: Prairie Invasion by Gloria Clark. The book is Ms. Clark's master thesis which is centered around the Alliance Army Air Base. A number of copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

In August, in conjunction with the city-wide celebration of the cemetery opening, we will be hosting a program in which the author will give a presentation on the history of the air base. So in preparation for the program, make sure you come in and check out a copy of the book, available now!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful, fun-filled Fourth of July! Below are some of our newer titles, so be sure to stop in and pick up some reading material for the coming week. We also placed a nice, big order for new books, which will hopefully be hitting the shelves later this week sometime. As soon as they come in we'll be working hard to get them out on the floor :-)

Invisible by Lorena McCourtney: Ivy Malone puts her investigative skills to good use after someone begins vandalizing the local cemetery, but her failure to turn up any solid clues leads her into a dangerous situation that threatens her safety.

The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard: When Jody Linder realizes that Billy Crosby, the neighbor who was convicted of killing her father, is slated to be released from prison, she doesn't expect the heated exchanges with Collin, Bill Crosby's son, or the discovery that underneath their antagonism is a shared sense of loss that no one else could possibly understand.

A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans: Hopeless romantic Laura Foster heads on vacation with her parents after her latest relationship ends in the near destruction of her entire life, and she hopes the trip will offer her a distraction from romance, until she meets a handsome estate manager who forces her to rethink her new position on love.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: Kate Mularkey is thrilled when Tully Hart moves in across the street, and the two form an immediate friendship that remains strong through the next thirty years, until one act of betrayal threatens to destroy both their lives and the friendship that has seen them through life's highs and lows.

Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber: Hannah Everett dies at an early age and leaves behind a letter for her husband to open on the first anniversary of her death that provides the names of three possible choices for a second wife.

Emily Ever After by Anne Dayton: Emily Hinton moves from her small hometown to Manhattan where she lands a job at a publishing house and attracts the attention of Bennett, but she soon finds herself struggling to balance her desire for an exciting life, and her need to uphold her moral standards.

Storm Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport's wife, surgeon Weather Karkinnen, becomes a key witness when the getaway car from a botched robbery almost collides with her, making Weather a target for the criminals, who will stop at nothing to keep her quiet, leaving Lucas to protect his wife and solve the case before he loses everything.

Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor: The book teaches us how to replace depressive patterns with a new and more effective set of skills.

Windmills of the West by David R. Stoecklein: The book traces the important heritage of the windmill throughout the western states and old Mexico. His images are accompanied by a brief history of windmills and quotations.

Understanding Your Suicide Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt: Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey.

Tennis Strokes and Tactics by John Littleford: The book shows skills demonstrated visually from five angles, the 360 degree view show how to accurately position your feet, body ad racket so you can adopt the correct stance.

Cowgirls: The West was populated with strong-willed women who worked and played as men did in the saddles of their favorite bucking broncos -- women whose sacrifices, hard work, and can-do attitude helped build a nation.

How To Start a Home Based Conulting Business by Bert Holtje: The book contains everything one needs to know to set themselves up as a home-based consultant, create a demand for their services, and make money.

The Real History of the Cold War by Alan Axelrod: This book strips away layers of myth and propaganda to give a clear, concise account of the globe-spanning conflict that left its mark on the world of today.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Reading Trivia Question #5

#5 What do the red, white and blue colors of our flag represent?
Have a fun and safe 4th of July Weekend!
We'll be closing this evening at 5:00 and will open again on Tuesday.

To participate in the trivia contest, simply email your answer to Ronda at or give us your answer at the desk. Don't forget to include your full name. For every correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I will post a question at least once every week, maybe more, so be sure to check in often.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July Holiday

We will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 3rd-5th, in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday!
If you are needing a book or movie to check out over the weekend, we will be open for our normal Friday hours tomorrow from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow for this week's Summer Reading Trivia Contest question! I'm working up a good prize for the winner of the contest, which I hope to display in the library and here on the blog sometime in the next few weeks :-)