BPL Blog

Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Jul 21
Y.A. is A.O.K., O.K.? There’s an unfortunate, condescending, knee-jerk reaction to young adult literature out there in the world. People with this attitude believe books written for teen readers lack style and sophistication. But take a look at Margo Rabb’s recent essay in the New York Times, I’m Y.A., and I’m O.K. (may require login). I’m hoping it will change a few minds. To wit: Many adults don’t realize how much the Y.A. genre has changed since their days of reading teenage...
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Jul 17
In a hurry to read a Bestseller?  For 25 cents a day, you can rent selected bestsellers. Or, you could add your name to reserve lists, and we will contact you when the titles become available for you.
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Jul 17
Find great book bargains on the shelves of our ongoing book sale.  Adult hardcovers and trade paperbacks sell for $1.00.  Paperbacks and all books for children and young adults sell for 50 cents
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jul 16
Just when you thought it was safe to buy a bunch of daisies, you read Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart!  If you love flowers or are interested in the world of international business, this book will grab your attention and keep it.  After reading this book, you’ll never look at Valentine roses in quite the same way again! Check out this great summer read: http://library.provlib.org/search/a?searchtype=t&searcharg=flower+confidential&SORT=D&searchscope=1&submit.x=18&submit.y...
Posted by KChin on Tue, Jul 08
Director’s Notebook July, 2008 There are nine of them now; these wonderful stories in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series written by Alexander McCall Smith.  The series began some years ago with the first novel entitled The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, featuring Precious Ramotswe.  Set in Botswana, the stories are not your traditional mystery novels, in that they are short on mystery but long on...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jul 08
Director’s Notebook July, 2008 There are nine of them now; these wonderful stories in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series written by Alexander McCall Smith.  The series began some years ago with the first novel entitled The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, featuring Precious Ramotswe.  Set in Botswana, the stories are not your traditional mystery novels, in that they are short on mystery but long on...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jul 08
Summetime …and the reading is easy!  Check out a good book from the library and enjoy one of summer’s greatest pleasures–reading!
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jul 02
The library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th,2008. Happy Independence Day!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jun 24
Library Summer Hours: Starting Tuesday, July 1st, the Library summer hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9 to 8; Friday-Saturday, 9-5.  No Sunday hours in the Summer. Evening programs at the library are not affected by this change of closing time. Happy summer reading!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jun 24
Cyd Charisse, the beautiful, leggy dancer of Hollywood movie fame who tripped the light fantastic with such screen partners as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died on June 17th at age 87. She was trained as a ballerina with the Ballet Russe when she was only a teenager. But she is best remembered for her work in such MGM musicals as The Band Wagon, Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain, and Silk Stockings. She is survived by her second husband, singer Tony Martin. Cyd Charisse page on the...

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