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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Just the Facts: What’s the big deal about

The educational database started in 1995 as online support for the books and classes of Lynda Weinman, a special effects animator and multimedia professor. Lynda and her husband, Bruce Heavin, founded a digital arts school and together went on to create

It's a Mystery - Authors Old and New

Author News

Cover of Wet Work by Les RobertsWith little fanfare or publicity, Les Roberts has published another mystery.  But this one is not part of the Milan Jacovich series.  Rather, it is the second book featuring Dominick Candiotti, who was first introduced in The Strange Death of Father Candy.  Nick Candiotti has returned in Wet Work and Roberts describes his character this way:  “Dominck Candiotti, from an Italian family in Youngstown, began his on-page life in the year 1985, exacting terrible revenge for the death of his older priest-brother. He has no friends, no remaining family, he’s not a big talker, and when forced to, he can kill without much compunction.”


It's So ColorFALL Outside

Time flies again, leaving September far behind and October coming to an end.  One of the perks of being a northerner is most definitely enjoying this beautiful time of year courtesy of our deciduou

Open your eyes & you will die.

Cover of Bird Box novel by Josh MalermanBird Box by Josh Malerman.

This is the book I've been recommending to everyone this year. You can't put it down until you're done, and once you're done you can't stop thinking about it. It's a terrifyingly perfect read for October. Don't open your eyes. If you do, you will see something that will cause you to go insane, kill everyone around you, and then kill yourself.

The Sports Section – Roller Coaster Summer

What a summer for Cleveland sports fans.  It continues to be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows for all of our pro teams.  The sportswriters and local sports talk radio personalities have to be beyond ecstatic with the never-ending supply of news, rumors, and predictions to discuss.


Nutrition and Knowledge

Well, it’s hard to believe it’s September already. The kids are back to school and settled into their new routines. Lockers have been organized and the shiny new supplies have already lost some of their luster. Also back is one of my least favorite tasks - packing lunches.

Fall Happenings

Fall Lake

The Media Maven would like to let you know about some of the programs she is working on for this fall.  All programming requires registration, but is free to you.  Please join us if you can.


Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This Gothic contemporary romance, with a bit of suspense, is one of the best reads this year so far. It was named a LibraryReads book for August by librarians across the country (including the Media Maven).

Stuck on Summer

We’re heading into the home stretch of a so-so summer.  Personally, it wasn’t hot enough for me and the pool days were too few and far between.  I’ve kicked into back to school mode already though we have a few weeks left and the kids are in desperate need of som

It's a Mystery - Legacies

One of the most interesting announcements about mysteries this summer is the news that HarperCollins has hired Sophie Hannah to write a new Hercule Poirot mystery, nearly 40 years after Agatha Christie's last Poirot book.

The Monogram Murders will be published on September 9.