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I am a huge fan of Alan Bradley’s mystery novels featuring Flavia de Luce, a young girl growing up in the small village of Bishop’s Lacey in England in the 1950s. I’ve reviewed previous books...

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Durbin Community Library has been open for business since mid-July. It’s amazing how many little things need to be done as you move into a new building. Librarian Nancy Egan has been working hard...

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Happy Thanksgiving! Of course, I’m thankful for books, and so it is only fitting that November has been a big month for the release of new novels by bestselling authors—always good news. I’ve been ordering...

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London, 1889. Jack the Ripper has been quiet after his brutal murder spree, but remains at-large. The citizens of London are uneasy, afraid and disillusioned with Scotland Yard for letting “Saucy...

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A few years ago, Pocahontas County was fortunate to be included in the program Imagination Library, created by Dolly Parton to get books into the hands of preschool children. It’s a free program for...

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By Garry Thompsen, Laurie Cameron and Helena Gondry Hillsboro Library Friends Did You Know? Mark Twain was born in 1835 under Haley’s Comet. He predicted he would die some 75 years later. April 21, 1901 was the last...

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If you’ve come into McClintic Library recently, you’ve seen stacks of books sitting around near the magazine area. This is my fault—I’ve been weeding our collection. Weeding is a necessary, and dreaded, job for...

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“Never underestimate dainty little ladies,” says Laurie Halse Anderson in her lovely picture book Thank you, Sarah: the woman who saved Thanksgiving. This is probably very good advice, and only one reason why one...