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Where were you? – 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination
It’s been 50 years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in an open top motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas Texas. Still whenever you ask the question “Where were you when you heard President Kennedy was shot?” people of the right age...
Posted: 11/25/2013 9:09 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Take a Break – Have a Good Read during the Holidays
The leaves are falling off the trees and somewhere out west snow if falling in the mountains. And unless you live underground or are unplugged you have already seen Christmas commercials and goodies in the stores. The holidays are definitely upon us bringing...
Posted: 11/19/2013 10:11 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
My New Favorite Author – Rainbow Rowell
My new favorite author is Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell, former newspaper columnist turned author, writes fiction for both adults and teens. They are contemporary fiction with flawed human beings who are trying the best they can to find their way in...
Posted: 11/12/2013 10:07 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Microhistory
When I tell people that I was a history major in college, I note a mild revulsion, as though I told them that I was mathematics major specialising in group theory. For most people, the study of history conjures up an endless stream of dates and dead dudes...
Posted: 11/7/2013 10:07 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
NaNoWriMo Time!
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during which participants challenge themselves to write an entire novel by the end of the month. If you’re taking up the writing challenge, we have programs to help! Author visits: Children’s Book Night...
Posted: 11/1/2013 12:23 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
The Gods of Gotham
When the New York Police Department was founded in 1845, the population did not welcome it. New Yorkers protested the forming of what was called a “standing army” and the “Copper Stars” were generally met with suspicion and aggression. “The Gods of Gotham”...
Posted: 10/28/2013 3:24 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Is Elmore Leonard’s Son Finishing His Late Father’s Final Novel?
Peter Leonard, son of the late legendary crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard, is visiting Clermont County Public Library’s Williamsburg Branch on Thursday, Nov. 7. Peter is a successful writer himself, publishing several popular books full...
Posted: 10/28/2013 2:50 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
New Mysteries
Autumn is always a big publishing time with lots of books by bestselling authors due out before the holiday buying season begins. Which means this is an awesome time of year for readers. Some upcoming mysteries: Accused by Lisa Scottoline. New York Times...
Posted: 10/21/2013 11:02 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Blogging for Dummies
For the past twenty years, we have been surrounded by dummies. It started out as just one dummy and has now multiplied to over 1800, too numerous to count. They are overtaking our lives. Dummies are everywhere. They are in our homes, in our schools, in...
Posted: 10/14/2013 10:17 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. I have read other books from Ms. Chevalier and was impressed by her ability to build a sense of time and place and highlight the various struggles women have faced. I was intrigued when I saw that The Last Runaway...
Posted: 10/10/2013 10:26 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
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