Celebrate Everything Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

The three most famous symbols of Ireland are the green shamrock, the harp and the Celtic cross. Learn about the symbols and other things Irish as you explore these titles. Rick Steves’ Ireland 2014 The Wily O’Reilly: Irish Country Stories    The Celtic Cross: an Illustrated History and Celebration Harps and Harpists St. Patrick of Ireland […]

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Library Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  

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Christmas Plays

Enjoy this sampling of Christmas plays available in our collection: A Civil War Christmas : an American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel is set on a chilly Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War. This new pageant play weaves a tapestry of both fictional and historical characters together with holiday music, marches, hymns […]

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A Christmas Carol Revisited

Charles Dickens inspired these two holiday mysteries. Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier. It’s Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But a real life Scrooge has everyone feeling frosty, and with a murderer on the loose, Lucy will have […]

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Christmas Romances

It’s not too soon to feed your holiday romance fix with these new stories. Upon a Winter’s Night by Karen Harper. Though she is deeply loved by her parents, the fact that Lydia Brand is adopted has always made her different from her close-knit Amish community. But as Christmas approaches and she begins to search […]

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Happy Haunting

With Halloween nearly upon us, our thoughts often turn to ghosts and the paranormal. The library has lots of books filled with hauntings and ghostly tales. Here is a small sampling: The Face in the Window: Haunting Ohio Tales Ghosts : Recent  Hauntings The Big Book of Ghost Stories You Came Back Haunted Cuyahoga Spirits […]

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While Visions of Christmas Knits Dance in Your Head

Get an early start on your Christmas projects with these knitting books! From Interweave Press, Christmas Stockings contains 18 eclectic projects that are simple enough for the beginner and unique enough to interest experienced knitters who want to go beyond the traditional holiday stocking.  Inspired by traditional Norwegian knitwear, the designs for holiday ornaments in 55 […]

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Crafts that will get you if you don’t watch out!

Don’t run and hide from these new titles in our collection designed to scare up your inner crafter!    Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as the Picasso of pumpkin carving, Ray Villafane’s Pumpkins  celebrates some of his most “ghoulish” creations. From unique pumpkin decorations to a “blood”-splashed dinner-party centerpiece to a Yard Specter made from […]

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Christmas Crafts

 Decorating with evergreens This book is packed with ideas for decorating for the fall holidays. Fresh flowers, fruit, and live greenery are combined to create beautiful wreaths, swags, garlands, centerpieces, Christmas trees, and more.   Have yourself a very vintage Christmas : crafts, decorating tips, and recipes, 1920s-1960s A tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step […]

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Seasons Readings

‘Tis the season to get in the holiday spirit with these new fiction titles. What better place to spend the holidays than Cold Comfort Farm?  Available for the first time in 50 years, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons features the emotionally damaged Starkadders having Christmas dinner and enjoying their annual traditions before Flora’s […]

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