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Booktalking "Lilacs in the Rain" by James Peinkofer

A baby nurse in the 1950s was a serial killer.Read More ›

Booktalking "Death Dealer" by Kate Clarke Flora

Maria Tanasichuk was loved by her sister, Sharon, her dear friend, Darlene, and her son, B. J., until his tragic death. Then, Maria went on a mysterious trip, and she was never seen again.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Killer's Cousin" by Nancy Werlin

David's parents send him to live with his cousin, Lily, in an attempt to escape the contempt that the community casts down upon him. Read More ›

Booktalking "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness" by Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight was abducted in 2002 and lived hidden in her captor's house for a decade. The journals she kept chronicle her love for her son and the abuses she suffered.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Lost Girls" by John Glatt

Families plastered Cleveland with posters of their missing daughters. The three women were kept hidden for over a decade.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dogtag Summer" by Elizabeth Partridge

Her Vietnamese name sounds like the call of shorebirds, but they call her Tracy in America.Read More ›

Superhero Songs From Presley and Melody

Presley and Melody have been performing at the library for years, and they always come up with new exciting shows and songs. This year, they made a show to coincide with the superhero summer reading theme. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Summer I Found You" by Jolene Perry

Dating your best friend's cousin is a murky business that Kate is not sure that she wants to venture into. Read More ›

Booktalking "Seven Days of Rage" by Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer

The preppy-looking, 6'3", 23-year-old medical student was also a killer on Craigslist.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Worst Princess" by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Princess Sue has done all of the right things. She grew her braids long. She waited patiently and looked hopefully out the tower window for her prince.Read More ›

Booktalking "Pino and the Signora's Pasta" by Janet Pedersen

All of the feral cats of Rome eagerly anticipate the delicious pasta that is regularly brought by the Signora.Read More ›

Networking To Your Next Job with Lisa Hennig

Helpful information for job searching, as well as networking within your career in order to perform your job better.Read More ›

Booktalking "White Lines" by Jennifer Banash

Seventeen-year-old Cat exists in a netherworld between the banalities of high school and the night club life. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Courage To Take Command" by Jill Morgenthaler

Jill Morgenthaler is a retired military colonel who was able to climb up the career ladder and has many words of wisdom for both female and male leaders.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Heaven" by Melanie Thernstrom

Sinedu, from Ethiopia, and Trang, from Vietnam, came to the prestigious promised land of Harvard University.Read More ›

Booktalking "Outcasts United" by Warren St. John

The Fugees, short for refugees, is a soccer team that revolutionized immigrants' lives in Clarkston, Georgia. Boys from Iraq, Afghanistan, African countries and other nations played soccer barefoot on a field near some apartment complexes.Read More ›

Booktalking "Arms Full of Love" by Delilah

Delilah is full of love, and she wants to share it with the world. Read More ›

Booktalking "Rethinking Normal" by Katie Rain Hill

Katie Rain Hill was born as Luke. However, she never felt like a boy.Read More ›

Booktalking "Angel Face" by Barbie Nadeau

Amanda from Seattle and Meredith from Britain met while studying abroad in Italy. They roomed together with two Italian women. At first, everything was peachy keen, but, as happens so often with roommates, the relationship soon soured. Read More ›
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