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Mystery Doors Open Much for Essay Winners

Posted about 18 days ago by Heather H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New, Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with essay contest, essay winners, fairytales, key to happiness, mystery door, potenial , ruth venner, science fiction, syria, syrian refugee and time travel

This year’s essay contest winners’ found a range of wonders behind their mystery doors. Eighteen judges poured through nearly 1,100 entries, choosing 36 winners and honorable mentions.

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Mission Accomplished: True Stories of Great Spies and Spycraft

Posted 2 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with code breakers, cold war, cryptography, espionage, nonfiction, spies, spy stories, World War I and World War II

With any spy story, there’s something compellingly magical about people sneaking around and getting away with it, but the best spy stories are the ones that really happened.

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Ireland: A Wee Bit of Bliss

Posted 2 months ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Romance | Tagged with Celtic Music, cookbooks, Dublin (Ireland) - Fiction, Folk Music - Ireland, Ireland, Ireland - Fiction, Ireland - Guidebooks, Irish Authors, Irish Cooking, Irish Songs, recipes, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Mysteries and streaming music

Celebrate Ireland with a pot of tea, a batch of scones and a taste of Celtic culture with a selection of Emerald Isle titles.​

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Read the Movie, Watch the Book: Part Two!

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with adaptations, films and movies

Which is better - the book or the film? Each version always has its champion. For the most part, seeing a visual interpretation of a book is worth the time spent. Continue reading to explore a selection of book to film adaptations coming out in 2017.

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