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How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs (2018), 239 pages On the shelf - On Libby/Overdrive   Have you ever read a book more for convenience than because of actual interest?  Do you ever judge books by their cover?  This may seem like a terrible way to select your next read, but sometimes this [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For the Love of Audio Books

I so often hear from people when they find out I work at the Library, “I used to read, but I just can’t find the time.”  As strange as this may sound coming from the Library Director, I had stopped reading as well.  Not because I didn’t love reading, but after a full day of [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today from Jessica Khoury: Last Of Her Name

As winter winds down, I find myself craving a bit of fun and sparkle, and I doubt I'm alone in that. Jessica Khoury delivers in Last Of Her Name, her sixth book for young adults, a 400-page space opera that poses the age-old question: what if Anastasia, but in space? Stacia Androvna, 17, has grown [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You a Lucky Duck?

Have you checked out one of our Lucky Duck books yet? This is a special collection of bestsellers and popular books with long hold lists to help you get your hands on the books you want faster. Lucky Duck books check out for 7 days and don't take holds or renewals so they can be [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing Up

I just finished reading Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (2017, 269 pages) for a class discussion.  I chose this book because it was praised by Kelly Regan Barnhill, the author of another book I read and loved.  At first, I thought it was a delightful fantasy novel about an island and the mysteries of what [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 New Books from African American Voices

February is Black History Month and your library has you covered. Here are five new books from African American authors that you can find on our shelves or place a hold on today! Hands Up! by Breanna McDaniel, illustrated by Shane Evans (2019). This picture book takes the charged phrase "hands up" and recasts it [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Backyard Bird Count

Ornithology, in spite of having such a long name, is bound to remain a traditional, oral and emphirical craft.  You can't have a correspondence course in birds.  You have to go out to them in person, with a companion to start you by experience and word of mouth, and then you have got to find [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Proposal

 A fun escape from the winter doldrums. The temperature's about to plunge again (goodbye, Fake Spring!), so if you need a fun read set in sunny LA to bring you out of the winter doldrums, may I recommend The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (2018; 325 pages)? Nik is at a baseball game with her boyfriend [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eva Mozes Kor: A Holocaust survivor, a Mengele twin, and a Hoosier

If you haven't yet heard of Eva Mozes Kor, here's your chance to learn about this incredible woman.  The Floyd County Library is hosting a series of programs around her book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, and a new documentary about her life journey.   Surviving the [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books to Film in 2019

Is there anything better than when a great book gets turned into a (hopefully great) movie? How about when you grab the book from your library early before there's a long holds list? If you want to get a jump on some of the books being turned into movies and TV shows this year, here's [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments