102015Feb

“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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42015Jan

It’s Your Lucky Day!

It’s Your Lucky Day! Are you tired of long waiting lists to check out the hottest new movies and best-selling books at your library? Your “Lucky Day” is coming at Alamance County Public Libraries! Beginning this month, each of our libraries will feature a Lucky Day collection of books and DVDs. The Lucky Day shelf…

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72014Dec

“Revival” by Stephen King

Revival by Stephen King Scribner, 2014  403 pages Jamie Morton is just six the day he meets Charles Jacobs, the new Methodist minister in town.  Reverend Jacobs is an amateur scientist with an interest in electricity – an interest he introduces to Jamie early on. His garage tinkering seems to be more akin to parlor…

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302014Nov

“First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” by Charlie Lovett.

“First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” by Charlie Lovett. Viking Adult, 2014. $27.95, 320 pages. Sophie Collingwood, bibliophile and Austen lover, has always adored her Uncle Bertram, the only member of her family who shared her deep love of books. So when he dies in an unexplained accident, Sophie…

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92014Nov

“A Life Intercepted” by Charles Martin

A Life Intercepted  by Charles Martin Center Street, 2014  316 pages Twelve years ago, football player Matthew Rising was at the peak of his game. He was happily married to his high school sweetheart, Audrey. His college career ended with three championship rings, two Heisman trophies and the number one spot in the NFL draft….

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22014Nov

“As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

“As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden. Touchstone, 2014. $26.00, 272 pages. To hear William Goldman tell it, S. Morgenstern wrote one of the all-time greatest stories in the history of literature. It just needed a bit of editing. So Goldman snipped chapters on…

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262014Oct

The Library is For Everyone

The Public Library is for Everyone              Alamance County Public Libraries provide valuable services every day for all county residents. Simple statement, not often thought about, just something we all take for granted. Why think about this now, and what does this have to do with me? Libraries are the hub of information, an asset…

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192014Oct

Fun Scientific Exploration of Silly Questions

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 Pages What if everyone actually had only one soulmate, a random person somewhere in the world? If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time, would it change color?  What if a…

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122014Oct

“Dorothy Must Die” by Danielle Paige.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.  2014, Harper Collins.  452 pages Sixteen-year-old Amy Gumm wants out of her hometown, Flat Hill, Kansas. She is tired of being, “Salvation Amy,” a perpetual target for Madison Pendleton and her clique of mean girls. She is tired of living in a rundown trailer with her drug-addicted mom. She…

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52014Oct

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema by Anne Helen Petersen

“Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema” by Anne Helen Petersen. Plume, 2014. $16.00, 289 pages. Celebrity gossip seems to be everywhere these days. From CNN to TMZ to the grocery store checkout lanes, you can barely turn around without seeing a headline about someone’s baby bump,…

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142014Sep

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell   2014, St. Martin’s Press   308 pages Thirty-something Georgie McCool is living her dream. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have two smart, beautiful, daughters. She and her writing partner, Seth, are the lead writers for a wildly successful sitcom. Best of all, her show, the show she and…

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142014Sep

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rule of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni

Choosing Civility:  The Twenty-Five Rule of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni Alamance County Public Libraries is excited to host several programs this month that coincide with our theme of “Choosing Civility.” This is based on P.M. Forni’s Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct and his Civility Project at Johns Hopkins. In his book,…

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