Staff Book Reviews
A hillbilly by common definition is a ‘backwoods person,’ someone a bit removed from mainstream society who has a slightly… Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. New York: HarperCollins, 2016.
While picture books might be targeted towards younger readers, these recent releases are sure to delight readers of all ages,… Picture Books for Readers of All Ages
“Next Year in Havana” is a compelling story of family, history, romance and revolution. It’s about the beauty of Cuba,… Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Berkley, 2018. 400 pages.
Gmorning, Gnight! Little pep talks for me & you by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Illustrated by Jonny Sun; New York : Random… Gmorning, Gnight! Little pep talks for me & you by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Devil’s Day is a fall observance celebrated by a remote sheep-farming community called the Endlands located beside the English moors. … Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley. New York: Harcourt. Copyright 2018, 294 pages, $26.
“Can You Ever Forgive Me? Memoirs of a Literary Forger” by Lee Israel. Simon and Schuster, 2008. 130 pages In… Literary Forgery with Little Remorse
In this atmospheric novel by Scottish author Catriona McPherson, nothing is as it seems to be, and secrets that the… Go to My Grave by Catriona McPherson, New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
Do you ever pick up novels from authors that you are familiar with or have enjoyed some of their previous… Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2009.
The Harry Potter series recently turned twenty years old and is still as popular as ever. This popularity can be… The Magic of Harry Potter
Notes from the Library
As we have now officially entered the holiday season, let me wish everyone a happy holiday(s)! We at ACPL hope… Happy Holidays from ACPL!
The Alamance County Public Library is driving into the 21st century with a new service: Mobile Café providing Pop-Up Internet… A New Library Service is Beginning
Did you know that there is a bill of rights for libraries? In 1939 the American Library Association (ALA) adopted… The Mission of Libraries
The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population according… Older American’s Month
My mama taught me to say thank you. Every Christmas and every birthday, I was required to sit down and… Thank You for Everything!
As a librarian, I have worked on a public service desk for many years. I answered questions, checked books out,… Sharing Your Stories
Alamance County Public Libraries 2018 holiday hours have been revised. Graham Public Library will be open from 10:00 a.m. until… Revised Library Holiday Hours
December is always a busy month. Many of us are busy with holiday parties, celebrations, cooking, visiting with family members,… A Time of Hope