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!


Want to meet new people over conversation, coffee, and chocolate?  Than the Fluff Club is for you!  This book club is designed for busy people who want quick, easy reads.  This month we will be reading The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, an entertaining book just right for this month’s meeting.

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

Sophie Kinsella’s books
have made repeat appearances on bestseller lists across the globe.  Come join us on Thursday, April 9th, at 6 pm for a light discussion of this book, and to see why she’s a favorite of fluff readers everywhere.