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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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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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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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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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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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places By Jennifer Niven Alfred Knopf, 2015 378 pages On the surface, Theodore Finch and Violet Markey have nothing in common. Finch is the school “freak,” the boy known for his outrageous stunts and delinquent behavior. Violet, who is part of the popular crowd, eats lunch at the “right” table and dates…

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Zinio Electronic Magazines

Are you a magazine reader? Do you have a tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Would you like to have your favorite periodicals accessible on your device, no matter where you are? Well, Alamance County Public Libraries introduced a new service on April 1 that’s just for you! We are proud to announce that we have added…

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Alamance County Public Libraries Honors Volunteers

Alamance County Public Libraries Honors Volunteers On Monday morning, April 13 2015, Alamance County Public Libraries will host an informal gathering of a few very exceptional people in Alamance County. These individuals are known at ACPL for improving the quality of life in our community for our patrons, and they do it for free. They…

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“First Frost” by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost By Sarah Addison Allen St. Martin’s Press, 2015 291 pages Each autumn, as the temperatures drop and the leaves turn in Bascom, North Carolina, the Waverly women become restless. Relief comes with the first frost of the season, when the temperamental apple tree in Claire Waverly’s garden finally blooms. First Frost picks up…

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“Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food”

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver. Ecco, 408 Pages During cold winter months, there are few things better than curling up with a warm bowl of soup or eating comforting dishes. In his new cookbook, Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food, Jamie Oliver offers 100 of the most beloved comfort food recipes from around the world….

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