Also available in: e-audiobook

A fable about undauntedly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a shepherd boy and an unnamed being. 

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At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed. 

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a novel about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance and Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism--and an unexpected connection between themselves. 

 A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev Beniov is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible. 

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Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. 

Google Resources and Search Tips for Genealogy With Katherine R. Willson

Learn more about your family history by just using Google!  Join us as we welcome expert genealogist Katherine R. Willson as she demonstrates how to utilize Google's research capabilities including Google Alerts, Google Books, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Translation, Google Images and more.  No registration required.

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One of the best ways to save money is utilizing your very own library's resources. Grab your CPL card and try any of these tips to get started.

  • Do you love e-books?  The CPL has both OverDrive and Hoopla e-books including newest releases and bestsellers, in iOS, Android and Kindle formats.
  • Have you tried audiobooks?  They are great in the car and on the go!  The CPL has them in a book on cd format as well as in OverDrive and Hoopla.  
  • If you love music, try Hoopla for the most recent music releases and hundreds of other titles.  The library has many other popular titles in music cd format as well. 
  • If you love magazines, save money by downloading the Zinio app to your computer or mobile device.  
  • Try out a video game before you buy it!  
  • Are you a movie buff?  The library has thousands of DVD's for both adult and children.  Hoopla also a great selection of streaming movies. 
  • If you love holding a book and reading, we still have many, many books for all ages!  
  • Speaking of books, be sure to visit our Secondhand Prose Bookstore, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, for great deals on used books (as well as other items)!

 

Small Business Owners: Rock Your Holidays With a Great Promotion

Are you a small business owner?  Give yourself the gift of new customers!
Holiday spending and sales are going to be UP, so take action now to make the most of the months ahead & ROCK the Holidays.
In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to Create a Plan - with clear & measurable goals
  • Select just right Offer for audiences
  • Select/create just the right lists (check it twice? you bet!)
  • Ways to make your offer POP! -- especially on mobile
  • How to take it Social & make it Shareable

Join us for this lively, information-packed event on Thursday, November 10 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, just in time to help your (and your customers') holidays ROCK!

No registration required.  

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Genealogy @ Your Library: FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org is a free searchable genealogical resource sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints. In addition to having billions of searchable records, it also has a vast amount of educational information regarding genealogy.  Join us as we explore this free family history treasure trove.

No registration is necessary.

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