202017Aug

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

“Pride and Prejudice” is probably the most emulated novel in English literature.  Because of this, “Eligible”, the modern retelling by Curtis Sittenfeld has lots of competition. The novel takes place in present-day Cincinnati, Ohio with star-crossed lovers Fitzwilliam Darcy as a neurosurgeon and Elizabeth Bingley as a magazine writer newly returned to her hometown from… Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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132017Aug

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home is a graphic memoir by writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel. A success when released in 2006, winning a Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award amongst others, it later became a musical and won multiple Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical. Bechdel takes us on a visual journey of her childhood, one… Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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162017Jul

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

The recent craze for “mashups” – books that combine elements of classic titles with elements from the more bizarre or unusual genres – has given us books such as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. “Heartstone”, while not an overt mashup, is, in essence, “Pride and Prejudice”…with dragons. The heroine of… Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

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22017Jul

Mystery Market: Locally Grown, Locally Made, Locally Murdered…

Alamance County Public Libraries’ annual murder mystery is sure to be one of the highlights of your summer, filled with intrigue, excitement and a healthy dose of comedy. With help from the audience, it won’t take any time at all to figure out who murdered Professor Plum. Local farmer and tenured college teacher, Professor Plum,… Mystery Market: Locally Grown, Locally Made, Locally Murdered…

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112017Jun

Build A Better World at Your Library This Summer!

Summer is rapidly approaching, and it brings with it hot weather, long days, vacations, and the inevitable cry of “There’s nothing to do!” Kids and teens can relieve their summer boredom with fun and exciting programs at all of the Alamance County Public Libraries. The ACPL Summer Reading Program runs from June 11th through August 18th,… Build A Better World at Your Library This Summer!

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