Throwback Thursday: The Lathe of Heaven

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin was first published.

In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have …


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The Bounty by Janet Evanovich & Steve Hamilton

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming con man Nicholas Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure in the romantic and gripping Fox and O’Hare series from the #1 New York


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Oracle Cards in the Garden

Saturday, June 12, 10:30 AM.

With a collection of cards designed to offer guidance and introspection on our lives, Tamara Kowalski will offer personal oracle card readings in the library's gardens. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom as we explore a variety of oracle decks.

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Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Friday, June 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

What's better than drawing on the sidewalk on a summer day. You bring the concepts, we'll supply the chalk. Plan on one half hour, socially distanced, drawing time on the library sidewalks. Please register only one spot per group or family.

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For Fans of Harlan Coben’s Win

If you read Harlan Coben’s novel, Win and need something similar or if you’re on the hold list and you’re looking for something to tide you over until it arrives, here’s a few read-a-likes we hope you’ll love.

The Bricklayer


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Crochet-a-Long: Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket

Wednesdays, March 03 - July 28, 3:00 PM.

Each Wednesday this spring and into the summer, we will be learning a new Tunisian crochet stitch as we work on a weekly block for the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket pattern from TL Yarn Crafts.

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Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Schizophrenia has had a long, torrid history in the world of mental illness. As a disorder that manifests in a wide range of presentations and is only partially understood, it is also a fascinating peek into the complexity of the …


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Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Estate

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Jeffrey Archer’s The Fourth Estate was first published.

Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler’s atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a …


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Bullet Journaling for Readers

Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 PM.

Uncover ghostly legends and supernatural phenomena in each of the eight Route 66 states. Hitch a ride with David Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior, as he tells the tales of Joliet’s "haunted" Rialto Square Theater, the mysterious Spook Light of Kansas, the spooky Museum Club in Flagstaff, Arizona, and more.

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For Fans of Dark Sky by C.J. Box

If you read the latest in C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett novels, Dark Sky and need something similar or if you’re on the hold list and you’re looking for something to tide you over until it arrives, here’s a few read-a-likes …


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Virtual Bring Your Own Book Club

Friday, June 04, 3:30 PM.

Our BYO Book Club is going back online! Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!

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Ludwig Goransson and the Mandalorian

When the Mandalorian hit Disney+ last year, it kicked the Star Wars live action franchise in the pants, becoming an overnight sensation. One of the keys to the the show’s success is the music by Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson, bringing …


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on May 7th, if you’d like to …


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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain, a debut novel by Douglas Stuart, is a story that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading. 

We follow Shuggie from age five to sixteen as he deals with complex feelings about his mother, an …


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