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What are we reading now?

Gretchen is reading My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrik Backman.


K.J. is reading The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling.

 

Michelle is reading One More Thing & Other Stories by B.J. Novak.

 

Jonathan is reading Wizard and Glass, part of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

 

Tam is reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, and every new cookbook that the library gets!

 

Jordan is reading The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.


Ariel is reading Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart . She is currently listening to The Black Echo by Michael Connelly.



Anne is listening to The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes.


Diane has finished 28 of her 2016 Reading Challenge books! Currently she's reading Songcatcher by Sharon McCrumb and Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld.   She's also listening to Sacred and Profane by Fay Kellerman.


Lynn's motto is "All mysteries, all of the time, even during the Reading Challenge."  She is reading Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow.


Mary is reading Christmas Escape by Anne Perry.


Debbie is reading the autobiography A fine romance by Candice Bergen.


Courtney is Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.


Elizabeth is reading  Endgame: The Calling by James Frey.


Alix is listening to Carnival for the Dead by David Hewson.


Jenny is reading My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.



Kesha is reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.


Kevin is reading the Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James.  He says it's very funny, with a psychological twist and a 32 pound Maine Coon!


Elisa is reading Wake Up to Hope Devotional by Joel Osteen.


Lindsey is reading Talk Like Ted: the 9 public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds by Carmine Gallo.


Martha is reading Entry Island by Peter May.


Julia is reading Disarming the narcissist by Wendy T. Behary and The narcissist next door by Jeffrey Kluger.


Lina:  Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek


Victoria is reading Before happiness Shawn Achor.



Special Programs

READING CHALLENGE 2016

2017 READING CHALLENGE

Around the world in 30 books

Here is the 2017 Reading Challenge! 

Turn in this form by December 31, 2017 with all categories completed in order to be entered in the drawing. 

The books do not have to be read in any particular order.  A single book can only be used for one category, not multiple categories.  The goal is to read books set in, about, or written by an author from countries around the world.  We’ve broken them into continents for you. *For some continents, you may choose one alternative country.

This challenge is meant for adults and teens.  Our children’s department is also offering a challenge.  If you need help finding suitable books, please ask a library staff member. 
By participating in this challenge, you agree to appear in print and web publicity.  You’ll also need a valid NBPL card to participate. Happy reading!

 

Completed entry forms should be turned in by December 31, 2017.

Africa:  A book set in, about, or by an author from...

1. Egypt

2. Ethiopia

3. Ghana

4. Kenya

5. Morocco

6. Nigeria

ALTERNATE

(Don’t love our list? Choose one alternative country from Africa to substitute for one of the listed countries.)

 

Asia:  A book set in, about, or by an author from...

7. Afghanistan

8. Cambodia

9. India

10. Israel

11. Japan

12. Thailand

ALTERNATE

(Don’t love our list? Choose one alternative country from Asia to substitute for one of the listed countries.)

 

Australia and Oceana:  A book set in, about, or by an author from...

13. Australia

14. New Zealand

 

North America:   A book set in, about, or by an author from...

15.  America

16.  Canada

17.  Cuba

18.  Haiti

19. Mexico

ALTERNATE

(Don’t love our list? Choose one alternative country from North America to substitute for one of the listed countries.)

 

South America:  A book set in, about, or by an author from...

20.  Argentina

21.  Brazil

22.  Colombia

23.  Ecuador

24.  Venezuela

ALTERNATE

(Don’t love our list? Choose one alternative country from South America to substitute for one of the listed countries.)

 

Europe:  A book set in, about, or by an author from...

25.  Czech Republic

26.  France

27.  Italy

28.  Moldova

29.  Spain

30.  Sweden

ALTERNATE

(Don’t love our list? Choose one alternative country from Europe to substitute for one of the listed countries.)

 

BONUS:

Antarctica:  A book set in, about, or by an author living in...

31. Antarctica

 

Sit and Stitch

Sit & Stitch

Tuesdays 10am-11:30am

Wednesdays, 7-9 pm

Do you like to knit, crochet, or do other stitching crafts? Come to the library for "Sit and Stitch." Stichers of all levels are welcome. Newcomers are encouraged to attend. No registration necessary.

ReadBox Monthly Movie


The third Wednesday of each month we'll show a movie based on a book.
January 18th: The Blind Side
Matinee: 1pm
Evening: 6pm

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