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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense Fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted 6 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with Amigurumi, crochet, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, felting, handmade gifts, holidays, Hygge, knit, knitting, patterns, sew, sewing, stitch and stitching

Crochet, knit and sew heartfelt gifts year-round.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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Explore the Universe with a Telescope Kit from Your Local Library

Posted 7 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Tech Tools and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with astronomy, make u, stargazing, STEAM, technology and telescopes

Did you know the Library has telescope kits available to borrow for free at several branch locations?

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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven, eccentrics, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, Readers' Advisory, Short Stories, unusual and witty

Offbeat stories featuring eccentric and quirky characters.

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4 Laugh Out Loud Domestic Fiction Novels

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, coming of age stories, domestic fiction, eccentrics, engaging, family relationships, finding a good book, funny fiction, Humorous Fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, Motherhood -- Humor, quirky, Readers' Advisory, upbeat and witty

A selection of humorous novels focusing on family relationships along with tips on finding a good book.

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