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Check it out @ the Library February 21st

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs. The Martha Manual: How to do (Almost) Everything by Martha Stewart.

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker.  In a secluded college town in Southern California, a freshman barely makes it into her dorm room before falling asleep.  When she sleeps through the whole next day, and her roommate Mei can’t wake her, paramedics and doctors are brought in with the same result, she isn’t waking up.  Soon more girls fall into a similarly deep and uninterruptable sleep, prompting talk of an epidemic and spreading panic.  Stores are stripped clean, a quarantine is established, and the National Guard is brought in to maintain order.  Those still awake must try their best to keep going in a world that no longer makes sense, and a psychiatrist is left wondering just why the sleepers are displaying incredibly high levels of brain activity. 

Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs.  Attorney Allen Sharpe isn’t exactly a well-liked individual, and his role as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of “A Christmas Carol” is viewed by some as type-casting.  Regardless of popular opinion however, the rest of the Players are shocked when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs Sharpe during the first rehearsal.  In the confusion, the murderer gets away and the rest of the Players are left wondering just who they are and why they did it.  The Cackleberry Club café, the diner/craft store/bookshop and favorite meeting place of the Kindred, turns into the center of the unofficial investigation into the murder.  With the list of suspects building, can the patrons of the Cackleberry Club solve the case and prevent another murder?

The Martha Manual: How to do (Almost) Everything by Martha Stewart.  Already and established authority on décor and dining, Martha Stewart now puts forth her definitive guide to (almost) everything else.  From tending plants to lawn games, building a campfire or sewing a button on a shirt, there are tested and Martha-approved techniques for daily tasks and basic not-so-common knowledge.  Also included are tips for not-so-common situations like transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag, plus Martha’s tips on how to give a cat a bath.  Full of expert advice in an easy to follow format, it truly is a manual on (almost) everything.    

Happening at the Library

Junior High students are invited to come and try their hand at book art Friday February 22nd from after school until 4:30 pm.  Turn old books into new art!

Get started with Linux Monday February 25th from 3:30-4:30 pm.  Students in 7th grade and up can sign up to try their hand with something other than Windows or OS X.  Take a look at an open source and highly customizable operating system.  Space is limited so sign up is required.

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