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The Leaves Are Still Changing...
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The Leaves Are Still Changing…

And we’re still reading at Cherrydale Branch Library!   Karen is reading: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb (which is a tale of a young detective in London)           Liz is eReading: American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare by Karen Abbott (which is a biography about one of […]

Waiting for "The Paying Guests"?
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Waiting for “The Paying Guests”?

Everybody’s excited to read Sarah Waters’ latest novel. While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try one of these older books, which also involve issues of social class and European culture in conflict:   Life Mask by Emma Donoghue A fictionalized account of the true 16-year […]

Waiting for "The Secret Place"?
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Waiting for “The Secret Place”?

If you’re waiting to get your hands on Tana French’s latest novel, give one of these other literary, psychological thrillers a try:   Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Jackson Brodie, a private investigator and former police detective, is quietly contemplating life as a divorced father when he is flung into the midst of three resurrected […]

Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies
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Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies

Good Spies Always Have a Good Cover Story. Lucky for us, the cover story for a lot of spies has been “writer,” leading to some excellent literature.   In anticipation of the Second Annual Lit Up Ball, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite true life spy stories featuring famous authors:   […]

The Leaves Are Changing...
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The Leaves Are Changing…

While we read at Cherrydale Branch Library!   Karen is reading: Dash by Kirby Larson (which is story of young girl’s bond with her dog and how they are separated when she must go to an internment camp)           Kathy is reading: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (which is a […]

Learn Science, Through Fiction
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Learn Science, Through Fiction

Where Storytelling and Technology Intersect Explore science without going back to school, while reading a great adventure:   Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson As close to walking on Mars as most to us will ever get: In 2026, humans finally conquer the Martian landscape. For some, Mars is a passion driving them to daring […]

Waiting for "Personal"?
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Waiting for “Personal”?

There are 148 holds on the Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, so try one of these other tough-guy-solving-crime-and dodging-death series while you wait:   Zero Day by David Baldacci Combat veteran John Puller, now working as an investigator for the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division, tries to solve the murder of an Army man and […]

Love to Skate?
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Love to Skate?

Check Out Our Magazines! Titles like Transworld Skateboarding can be checked out from the Glencarlyn Branch Library (as well as Columbia Pike, Westover and Central), or read online with your library card.   Find more magazines and newspapers at the Library.  

Waiting for "Big Little Lies"?
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Waiting for “Big Little Lies”?

Since there are currently 149 holds on the print version of Lane Moriarty’s “Big Little Lies,” bide your time with these other books about complicated family relationships:   The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of […]

Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond
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Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond

We’ve got Bond on the Brain As we get ready for our Second Annual Lit Up Ball (tickets on sale now from the Friends), we’ve been thinking a lot about James Bond – specifically, who we wish would play the inimitable British spy next. Here are some of our favorites:   Michael Fassbender He’s proven his […]