162015Aug

“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. His book is a deeply moving, powerful read about the death penalty that asks “ Do we deserve to kill?” Stevenson works on social justice issues and…

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22015Aug

eBooks!

If you are a regular library patron, you may have noticed shelf markers with information about eBooks throughout the five branches of Alamance County Public Library (ACPL). ACPL has an extensive digital collection of over 1,500 eBooks available for checkout, along with digital magazines, newspaper archives and eAudiobooks. With a web-capable device and a library…

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192015Jul

“Mosquitoland” by David Arnold

“Mosquitoland” by David Arnold 2015 Penguin Books, 342 pages Mary Iris Malone’s life has been turned upside down. Her family has fallen apart, and her father has, in a very short amount of time, remarried and relocated Mim and her new stepmother from northern Ohio to Jacksonville, Mississippi. When Mim inadvertently learns that her mother…

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122015Jul

“Us” by David Nicholls

“Us” by David Nicholls Douglas Petersen is the odd man out in his family. His wife and seventeen year old son are free-spirited, risk-taking artists while he is a scientist that prefers the safety of order and predictability. In Us, the latest novel by British author, David Nicholls, we witness Douglas’ struggle to keep his…

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212015Jun

“I’ll Give You The Sun” by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 371 pages, 2014, Dial Books At thirteen, twins Jude and Noah Sweetwine are completely entangled in each other’s lives. They are very different people. Jude is a daredevil who loves surfing and cliff diving. She is a social butterfly, outgoing, pretty and popular, with a great eye…

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162015Jun

Summer Reading Program 2015

So, what are you doing this summer? I hope your summer plans include visits to your library. Our library staff has planned a variety of fun and informative events for kids, teens, adults and families. Are your school-aged children singing the, “I’m bored” chorus yet? ACPL is coming to the rescue with “Every Hero Has…

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142015Jun

The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child

The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child Doubleday Publishing, 2015 290 pages A self-designated ‘enigmalogist,’ Professor at Yale University and empath, Jeremy Logan, is invited back to Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America, to investigate the gruesome, self-inflicted death of one of its most distinguished doctors, Dr. Willard Strachey.   Strachey…

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312015May

YA for All

It’s no secret that I love young adult fiction. Some of the best books I’ve read in the last few years are YA novels. True – I am a “few” years past the target age for that particular genre, but the books are so very good! It just so happens that I am not alone….

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192015May

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting

Walking on Trampolines By Frances Whiting 337 pages, 2013, Gallery Books When Tallulah de Longland wakes up with an epic hangover and her high school sweetheart, Joshua Keaton, it takes her a moment realize that the wedding she hazily remembers was not her own. The groom in her bed is not her groom. The bride,…

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52015May

Focus Groups

We want to know what you are thinking! I know what I think libraries should be doing for our community, but that isn’t necessarily what you might want or be interested in. Administrative Library staff are having a lot of conversations about what we want our role to be and what impact we want to…

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