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05/31/2019 - 1:15pm


Sarah Blake The guest book
Lucy Ives Loudermilk, or, The real poet, or, The origin of the world
Joanne Ramos The farm
Bev Thomas A good enough mother

Historical Fiction...

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05/30/2019 - 10:45am

The library has purchased a print copy of The Mueller Report : the final report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and collusion; as issued by the Department of Justice. We realize that the political situation regarding the report and its findings is changing rapidly. Some redacted portions of the report in our print copy may be unredacted later. To help our members keep up, we also have added two electro...

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05/06/2019 - 7:00pm

It’s always fun to read a book and recognize the ins and outs of the city depicted. This month a selection of SF-inspired fiction is on display on the second floor of the library at the end of the stacks (look for the PA-PR column). It’s a mix of SF classics, mysteries, and young adult fiction.   

Happy reading!

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow Fic Doctorow

The Maltese Falcon by Da...

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05/20/2019 - 9:45am

New Photo Display in Classroom 3A

Prior to 1860, the railroad network in the United States existed primarily east of the Missouri River.  Due to the lack of a rail network in the West, travel took from 4-6 months to make the trek from the Missouri River to California by covered wagon.

The Pacific Railroad Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1863 to grant federal aid to the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Central Pacific Railroad...

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05/06/2019 - 7:00pm

Daydreaming about your next vacation or wishing you could be transported to a new, different city? Well, for hassle-free travel, browse a selection of our audiobook collection on display on the second floor and get transported around the globe. Visit Central America, Rome, Jamaica, and more from the comfort of your home.

Happy listening!

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston CD 972.85...

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05/16/2019 - 9:30am


Olga Wojtas Miss Blaine's prefect & the golden samovar

Historical Fiction
Lissa Evans Old baggage

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Arwen Elys Dayton Stronger, faster & more beautiful

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05/14/2019 - 1:00pm

The second installment of Ed Herny’s ephemera collection from the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 (also known as the California Midwinter Fair) is currently featured in the 2nd floor archival display case.  This phase showcases trade cards, ribbons, tickets and passes, and embroidered silk handkerchiefs.  This part of the display will be on exhibit until June 26th.


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05/09/2019 - 1:30pm


Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
James Ellroy Brown's requiem
Georgette Heyer Death in the stocks
Ona Russell O'Brien's desk
Ona Russell The natural selection


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03/07/2019 - 4:15pm

May 1st's Rising Writer's event with Lydia Kiesling and Namwali Serpell was a masterclass in writing, lending insight into their writing process, working titles, and how to make it as a first-time novelist.

What I first noticed is that both novels are very location-centric. Lydia Kiesling's novel, The Golden State, examines what "the golden state" means literally and figuratively. Set in Northeastern California on the Oregon border, The Golden State is not a title wi...

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