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New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

New June Nonfiction

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir By Gail Caldwell Summary:  Pulitizer Prize winner Gail Caldwell pens a memoir on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of […]

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Elementary: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters

New June Fiction

Elementary: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters Edited by Mercedes Lackey Summary:  A second anthology of new stories set in the universe of Lackey’s Elemental Masters alternate-reality Edwardian London features magically gifted individuals whose stories are loosely based on classic fairy tales and includes contributions by leading genre authors. Contents:  Fire-Water / Samuel Conway — […]

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The Confidence Code by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

New May Nonfiction

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know By Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Summary:  Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key […]

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

New May Fiction

The Goblin Emperor By Katherine Addison Summary:  The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an ‘accident,’ he has no choice but […]

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library: Episodes 6 and 7

Episode 07 of the Orion @ Your Library series produced by Orion Neighborhood Television highlights summer volunteer opportunities here at the Orion Library, our online digital image collections, local author Matt Faulker’s upcoming book launch party, and more. If you missed episode 06 (like I did), you can get caught up here:

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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd

New April Nonfiction

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens By Danah Boyd Summary:  What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ […]

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The Target by David Baldacci

New April Fiction

The Target  -  Will Robie Novels, Book 3 By David Baldacci Summary:  The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would […]

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he […]

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Burn by Julianna Baggott

New March Books

Burn – Pure Trilogy; Book 3 By Julianna Baggott The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Pure, recommended by People for those who loved The Hunger Games. Inside the Dome, Partridge, having taken his father’s place as leader of the Pures, realizes that things are not as clear as he thought while outside, […]

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A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

New February Books

A Burnable Book By Bruce Holsinger In Chaucer’s London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England’s kings.  Bruce Holsinger’s A Burnable Book is an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the […]

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