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Posted by DBarchi on Thu, Feb 23
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog February 23, 2017 The world is alive with color! That’s how it feels when I look at the newly painted walls in the new children’s area. We have selected some truly delicious colors that might almost remind you of tasty sherbet on a sunny summer day! The paints have intriguing names too: Melange Green, Bosporus, Mythical, and Green Bay. The effect is delightful and will help make the new children’s room a very...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Feb 06
Annalee, devoted wife and mother of two, is missing. When a swatch of fabric from her nightgown is found snagged on a branch overhanging the river, her family fears the worst. Lianna, taking leave from college, blames herself - after all, her mother was a known sleepwalker and Lianna was supposed to monitor her mother while her father was away at a conference. As she delves into her mother's last weeks, Lianna uncovers family secrets that may even suggest murder. Plot twists and reveals keep...
Posted by JGranatino on Sun, Feb 05
  Eight Flavors follows the exploration by Sarah Lohman into the history of cuisine in the United States. It’s a fascinating look on how eight flavors: garlic, Sriracha, black pepper, MSG, curry powder, chili powder, vanilla, and soy sauce have influenced American cooking in the past and present and will continue to in the future. The American palate has been defined not only by chefs but merchants, botanists, writers, farmers, and explorers from...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Feb 01
On November 21, 2016 the library's cookbook club met for dinner with three cookbooks and one memoir by Madhur Jaffrey. They included:     World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes From Around the Globe (1999) ...
Posted by JGranatino on Wed, Feb 01
Shari Lapena’s debut suspense novel, The Couple Next Door, pulls you in from the first page and takes you on a fast paced ride through so many plot twists and turns it is difficult to put the book down.  Anne and Marco Conti are going through a parent’s worst nightmare. Their six month old daughter, Cora has been kidnapped while they were at a dinner hosted by the couple next door.  And to make matters worse, Anne and Marco have done the unforgiven; they left their baby home alone while dining...
Posted by JGranatino on Wed, Feb 01
Bill Hodges, a hardened "Det Ret" or retired detective, has too much time on his hands. Time to think about the sacrifices made because of his job, time to think about the hours of nothing to do stretching ahead of him, time to think about unsolved cases such as the Mercedes Killer. But Brady Hartsfeld, who orchestrated the massacre, is ready to strike again and this time, he wants Bill. King has created a memorable cast of characters and twisted plots as Hodges is pulled back into solving the...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Jan 31
Arguably, Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic, is one of our most popular and frequently quoted poets today, whose universal message has resonated deeply with people from many faiths and cultures. Author Brad Gooch has found Rumi’s writings a “steady pleasure” for over a decade, learning Persian to better appreciate his verses and traveling from Aleppo to Konya to visit sites associated with this medieval poet.  As the author acknowledges, no single biography could possibly capture the...
Posted by JGranatino on Tue, Jan 31
J.D. Vance grew up in what is known as the "Rust Belt", ranging from Kentucky's Appalachian Mountain range to southern Ohio. Poverty and unemployment is ubiquitous with many residents depending on public assistance. They are known as "hillbillies" and many are proud of that moniker, especially J.D.'s grandmother, the gun-toting, swearing matriarch who raised him. Vance explains this microcosm from an insider's viewpoint, and how he, unlike many of his peers, was able to successfully graduate...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Jan 30
My seasonal pick is Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Meredith and her sister Nina have been regaled by their Russian mother's fairy tales for years, but after trying to reenact one of their favorites for a holiday party, Anya inexplicably flies into a rage. Years pass, and the two sisters couldn't be more different in how they live their lives. A family emergency brings them together and on his deathbed, their father makes Anya tell the story again to the girls - but this time she must...
Posted by DBarchi on Fri, Jan 27
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog January 26, 2017 Some exciting progress has been made over the past two weeks.  We can now see many of the rooms and offices because they have been framed, and in some cases the dry wall is up.  We have paint samples on the walls so we can see how the various colors will coordinate.  The colors are truly lovely! The color palette is both sophisticated and charming! The wonderful entrance to the new children’s...

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