Erin Hart & Paddy O’Brien to visit!

Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien

Award winning author Erin Hart and her husband, Irish musician Paddy O’Brien, are coming to the library for a meet and greet and book discussion this Saturday, April 25th at 11 am.  Ms. Hart authors a murder mystery series starring Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire that is set in Ireland. The latest in the series is The Book of Killowen (personal note: I’ve read her books and they are fabulous!).  She’ll be discussing her latest book and her husband will talk about his recent memoir, The Road from Castlebarnagh, about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 60s. To top it off, Paddy will play amazing Irish traditional music on two-row button accordion at times during the program!   Come and meet them this Saturday morning!  This event is free and is hosted by the Friends of the Library.


The beauty of spring sets a perfect backdrop for the poetry of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most famous poets.  A prolific writer, Dickinson’s cannon contains over 1800 poems.  Susan Richardson will be coming to the library this Saturday, May 18th, to give a reading of Dickinson’s verses.  She will share her knowledge of the writer and her works at 10 am in the Foot Room.  The Friends of the Library share this presentation with the public to celebrate National Poetry Month.  See you there!

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

conspiracyAvery West is used to being the new girl.  Her mom works for the military and every time she gets new orders, they move across the country.   Sometimes they stay somewhere for a few months, sometimes it’s a few weeks before they’re on the move again.  Which means Avery isn’t really a fan of getting close, letting people in, or making much more than surface friendships.  People to talk to in class and sit with at lunch?  Cool.  Best friends and boyfriends?  No way.

Which is why she has to tell herself that it doesn’t matter if new guy Jack is hanging on to a photo of her, she absolutely can’t let herself get close enough to a guy to be his girlfriend.

Because what other reason would a normal high school guy have for carrying around a girl’s picture other than liking her?

When Jack asks Avery to prom, she decides to live life wild for a night and say yes.  It’s just a date… and Jack is super gorgeous.  And nice.  And has a crazy awesome compass tattoo.

But when Jack reveals that Avery (and her mother) are not who she always thought they were, her world is blown wide open.  Turns out prom was just a ploy – Jack works for a  secret society that runs the world, and they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy that could give them unlimited power.  When another boy, Stellan, turns up at prom and promises to take Avery to meet her father for the first time in her life, how could she refuse?  But it’s not as easy as it sounds… and before long, Avery is caught up in an international chase across the Atlantic as she follows clues, flees assassins, frantically tries to untangle a centuries-old web of lies and figure out who is on her side.

If you’re a fan of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series of books, love a good international man of mystery (or two), or have been looking for a Da Vinci Code meets James Bond sort of a read, look no further!  From the Louvre to the Eiffel tower and all the way to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, The Conspiracy of Us glitters with high fashion, stilettos (both sorts), high speed chases, celebrities, exclusive clubs, ball gowns, a little murder in Prada, and, of course, two mysterious boys with tattoos and gorgeous eyes.  Don’t miss it!

Story Time this Saturday!

is everyone ready for funLooking for something to do with the kiddos this weekend?  Look no further than the library!  Join us this Saturday morning at 10:30 AM in the story well for a Fowl Weather Day.  We’ll read lots of silly stories featuring our feathered friends, sing songs and dance around, and just generally have tons of fun!

We’ll also be showing Ratatouille at 1:00 PM in the Foot Room this Saturday, so if you’re tired of all this rain, there’s nothing like a little Parisian sun to cure what ails you.  Cinema goers are, as always, welcome to BYO snacks, soda, and blankets, pillows, and other comfy stuff for an afternoon at the movies!

See y’all on Saturday!