News & Updates

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe in Concert

April 30, 2019

‘Ragtime’ Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well as songs from the “Great American songbook.” He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle. Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of […]

Library Laser Tag!

December 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 25, the Teen Library Council is sponsoring a night of library laser tag.  This is your chance to shake off the post holiday blues!   Up to 20 people can play during each 20-minute slot, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $6 per person, or $10 for two people. The event […]

Book Review: “Mooncakes”

September 24, 2020

Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker and beautifully illustrated by Wendy Xu, is a young adult graphic novel about witch-in-training Nova Huang, who is apprenticing at home with her grandmothers. Together they run a magical bookstore with just about every magical book you could want to read, and more tea than you could probably drink in a […]

Book Review: “Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre”

September 18, 2020

I would recommend Max Brooks’ Devolution to anyone, but especially to fans of Brooks’ World War Z, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and the History Channel’s 2007 series, MonsterQuest. Told mostly through the firsthand journal account of Kate Holland, it’s interspersed with interviews with several people who either knew her or were involved in trying to piece […]

Book Review: “On the Horizon” by Lois Lowry

September 3, 2020

On the Horizon: World War II Reflections is a stirring new memoir written by Maine’s own Lois Lowry. The book looks back at the history of lives forever changed after the bombings of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. The slim novel/memoir is written in verse, with each poem a recollection of heroes both big and small. […]

Book Review: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

August 28, 2020

This book is a wonderfully executed piece of historical fiction. Maggie O’Farrell creates a family history of William Shakespeare, his wife, and children. Working with very little available factual information, O’Farrell pieces together her imagined version of the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked. In the process, the reader is invited to speculate along with […]

Book Review: Great Beach Reads by Beatriz Williams and Elin Hilderbrandt

August 21, 2020

Her Last Flight, by Beatriz Williams28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrandt For anyone looking for a good beach read during these dog days of summer, two authors of the genre have new releases that might interest you.  I recently read Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams and 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand.  I loved the former, […]

We Love the Census

July 31, 2020

Have you been counted? Among everything else, 2020 is a U.S. federal Census year. Have you completed the Census yet? It’s easy, safe, and important to be counted! Learn more about how you can complete the 2020 census from the U.S. Census Bureau. What is the Census? A census gathers information about a population. The […]