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All the Names They Used for God

I love short stories and I'll tell you why: good short stories are like little mini-novels. They transport you completely, immerse you in their world, and then they let you go. If you're a person who doesn't feel like you have time to read the latest novels, short stories are a great alternative. Short story [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Research the History of a House

Staff members working in the Indiana History Room are asked a variety of questions on a daily basis.  Many of these questions pertain to house history.  When was my house built?  Did anyone famous ever live in my house?  Was my house a grocery store in a past life?  How can I find out if [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bone Wars!

Next month marks the release of the newest film in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original film.  Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World are both based on novels by the late Michael Crichton, whose first foray into the world of dinosaurs [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHAT kind of stories?!

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (2017; 304 pages). Downloadable audiobook available via Hoopla. When Nikki responds to the job ad at the Sikh temple, she thinks she will be teaching creative writing to Punjabi women. It sounds like something that will be interesting and helpful and hopefully help her figure out what [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Immortals Stands the Test of Time

A fantasy series for all ages! The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce (the first book is Wild Magic) is based in the fantastical realm of Tortall, where women can be knights and a girl can talk to animals. The stories revolve around one such girl, Daine, who possesses an amazing amount of Wild Magic.  Orphaned [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Do You Search The Library ?

We want to know, how do you search?   Do you physically come in to the library to browse? Do you search for items on the Floyd County Library website and place holds?   Do you utilize the free Libby (Overdrive) and Hoopla apps to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, movies and/or TV series? WOW that’s a [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Hats, Hats, Hats

Are you wearing a fancy hat this weekend for Derby? Here are some of my favorite picture books about hats! Old Hat by Emily Gravett (2017). When Harbet wears his favorite comfy hat, everyone makes fun of him, calling "Old hat! Old hat!" So Harbet decides to get with the times. But no matter what [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overlooked Gems in the Teen Scene

Sometimes we librarians find out that a certain book rarely checks out and we think, "What a shame!"  We may know it's a high quality, unique book, but for whatever reason, it doesn't get its due.  Maybe the cover isn't appealing.  Maybe no one has heard of the title.  Maybe it just needs a little [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Penguin Day!!

Guess what? Today is World Penguin Day!! So, in honor of this momentous occasion, I thought it only fitting we talk about the most amazing penguin ever: Opus! Opus is the delightful creation from Berkeley Breathed; first introduced in the early 1980s newspaper comic Bloom County. Originally intended to be only a passing amusement, Opus soon [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A One-Sitting Read

I couldn't look away from this book! A compelling memoir. I don't normally read books all in one go, but this was one that I couldn't put down and I read the entire thing over the course of one weekend. And now I find myself wanting to tell everyone I meet about this book. Educated [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments