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Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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Ready for a fun, romantic, and laugh-out-loud read?  Then come join me for a walk with royalty as you might revisit Princess Mia from Cabot’s famous and delightful teen series, The Princess Diaries.  While you don’t have to have read the series to enjoy the new adult novel, it certainly helps to understand some of the characters, their histories, and their motivations.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam

Dr. Robert Putnam begins this analysis of our changing America with his childhood memories in Port Clinton, Ohio at a time when the American dream of opportunity was well within reach.

The Sports Section - And They're Off!

Triple Crown - Once again we are tantalized by the prospect of a Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.  This year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, American Pharoah, will be put to the test, on the third and longest track, to accomplish something that was last done in 1978.  In recent years, there have been several horses on

The Real Music Muse

I may refer to myself as the Music Muse, but if we want to get technical, I'm only a shadow of the real thing.  According to the Ancient Greeks, there were nine Muses, demi-goddesses bestowed with the power to grant favor to poets, musicians, and other artists.  In fact, it was believed that all artistic talent and inspiration came from one of them.  Their influence covered everything from Poetry to Music to Astronomy, Comedy, Tragedy, and History.  If you were an artist, the secret to success would be to stay in the favor of the Muse who governs your area of artistic talents.  With her influence, you would be very blessed in your chosen field.

New Explora Database

For many students, writing a research paper can be a challenge, especially if they are unsure of which topic to select. Explora™, EBSCO's engaging interface for schools and public libraries, aims to simplify the research process by enabling students to search across all of your library’s EBSCO databases at once using a single search box. Students can also browse content in Explora by category to get research ideas. In addition, Topic Overviews provide students with the background information they need to begin their research.

Since Searchasaurus™, Kids Search™ and Student Research Center™ will be discontinued soon, we encourage you to try Explora. Here are some of the reasons why.

Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

Sometimes I read to be entertained. Sometimes to learn. And once in a while, I read to relax. Pick up this book and turn the page, and I promise you will be drawn into warmth and calm.

It's a Mystery - in Merrie Olde England

We have several displays set up this month celebrating Sherlock Holmes and mysteries set in England. 

The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions . . . by John Glatt

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The 911 call played repeatedly for months on news stations in Cleveland, Ohio, after it first was placed on May 6, 2013, and is now immortalized on YouTube.

“Help me! I’m Amanda Berry! I’ve been kidnapped! And I’ve been missing for 10 years! And I’m here! I’m free now!”

American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus

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Late one evening in the 1970s at the historic La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a janitor noticed a woman in a black Victorian-style dress standing next to the fireplace and exuding, as he described it, “an aura of sadness.” This woman was not a hotel guest, nor had she wandered in from outside, a curious tou