242018Jun

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

“Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict. Naperville, IL: Sourcebook Landmark. Copyright 2018. “Carnegie’s Maid” is a timely historical fiction in that the main character, Clara Kelley, experiences firsthand the challenges of being an immigrant in America. Although the story is set in the 1860s, the reality of immigrant life and the social stratification she experiences echo… Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

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172018Jun

The Vineyard by Maria Duenas

“The Vineyard” by Maria Duenas. 544 pages. Atria Books: 2017 “The Vineyard” is an engrossing read of historical fiction that spans the diverse worlds in 1860’s Mexico, Cuba and Spain. This is a novel of sacrifice, ambition, heartbreak, resilience, adversity, triumphs and defeats, silver mines, family, intrigues, grand passion and vineyards. The main character, Mauro Larrea… The Vineyard by Maria Duenas

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32018Jun

Come See Why Libraries Rock 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 Alamance County Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program begins June 10th… Come See Why Libraries Rock This Summer!

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272018May

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Alamance Reads is a tradition meant to draw our community together around a shared reading experience with a common book. The selection for this year is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The summer is packed with book discussions and programs designed to encourage thought and discussion around different themes in the book. Station… Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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132018May

Artemis by Andy Weir

“Artemis” by Andy Weir, New York: Crown Publishers, [2017] Some of you might be familiar with the movie The Martian, which starred Matt Damon as an astronaut that has been stranded on Mars.  What you might not know is that this movie was based on the book “The Martian” by Andy Weir.  While the movie… Artemis by Andy Weir

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