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  • Attention Tweens and Teens! Reader's Theatre @ EVPL!

    Calling all Tweens and Teens! EVPL Reader's Theatre! Ever dreamed about writing your own script? Do you have a flair for the stage? If you are looking for something to do over Winter Break, this program is just for you! Join librarians in the first ever EVPL Reader's Theatre! Monday-Thursday...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 12-01-2010
  • Thinking About College - for students and parents

    I'm a college mom now - dropped our son off at campus and came home alone. The school feels like a good fit for him, and we're pleased with how the admissions and financial aid worked out, though he is a little farther away than we had first imagined. We got a tremendous amount of help from his...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 09-22-2010
  • Summer Adventures: How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt

    Harper Evans is 17, and just lost her best friend and stepsister when their parents divorced. Anxious to get away from all the drama and heartache, she volunteers for a summer of community service, building homes in Tennessee, in a town devastated by a tornado. The story alternates between HERE - the...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 06-01-2010
  • Happy Belated Mother's Day: The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

    I meant to write this several weeks ago, before Mother's Day, but I've had trouble sitting down to try and put into words what this book meant to me. I picked it up last fall when it was new. The flyleaf calls it "a memoir of a family in transition" and mentioned children becoming teenagers...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 06-01-2010
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

    Sarah Addison Allen has charmed me with every one of her novels and her most recent, The Girl Who Chased the Moon , is no exception. I loved every minute with Emily, Julia, Vance, Stella, Sawyer and Win. I want to eat cake made by Julia, see the wallpaper change in Emily's bedroom and just experience...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 04-23-2010
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    When I went home a little while back, I saw a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in my little sister's room. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I went home and started reading the battered copy on my bookshelf. I don't know how many times I have read this book (almost as many as Harper Lee's To Kill...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-30-2009
  • Lost Boy by Brent W. Jeffs

    Anyone familiar with John Krakauer's book Under the Banner of Heaven will be familiar with the polygamous, Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS). In that book Krakauer recounts how religious polygamy was often used as a cover for pedophilia, and how anyone who questioned the motives...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-28-2009
  • Sunshine Cleaning

    Rose and Norah were little girls when their little mother died. They both came in from playing in the yard to find their mom dead in the bathroom, an apparent suicide. As the two girls grow up, that day shapes their lives. Rose is a single mother working hard as a house cleaner to raise her son, while...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-16-2009
  • Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him, by Loree Rackstraw

    In September of 1965 Lorree Rackstraw was a graduate student in her second year at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, apprehensive about her new teacher, a relatively unknown writer named Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut had published just three books: The Sirens of Titan , Mother Night , and Cat's Cradle ....
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-07-2009
  • The Wedding Girl

    Are you a fan of the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella? If so, let me introduce you to Kinsella's alter ego, Madeleine Wickham. Both personas write about English women who have found themselves in a predicament. Whether it be money (Shopaholic series), quitting a job and winding up in the country...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-28-2009
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