Thank a Vet! 2016 Poster Contest
Our annual Veteran's Week festivities will be here before you know it, and we need your help! We need some amazing poster salutes for our Thank a Vet! poster contest. Please follow the guidelines posted on our website. Pay close attention to the submission deadline. All entries must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. The winning posters will be displayed in the library throughout the month of November. Their creators will be presented with a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble (courtesy of the Friends of the Library) at the City Council meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Read What Light
I'm not really going to list 13 reasons for you to read Jay Asher's new book, What Light. Thirteen Reasons Why was the title of Asher's breakout first novel. See what I did there? I am the QUEEN of title mash-up blog posts. Anyway, I'm sure I could come up with 13 reasons if I really needed to, but I think a short plot summary will be just as effective.
"Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love."