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Theological Thrillers or Who Said Biblical had to be Boring?

Thanks to Elaine of the Adult Services Department for this great Fave Five!

People of the Book
 by Geraldine Brooks

Spring Crafts

art suppliesSpring is in the air! Check out some of our great craft books, especially the ones highlighting spring. Get out the scissors, glue, glitter, and brightly colored paper to have fun making flowers, birds, and baby animals. Enjoy!

LearningExpress Library

The ACT test is just around the corner, and you need to study for it! All the test prep study guides have been checked out from the library. Don't despair! You can practice your test on CPL's online database LearningExpress Library. Upon setting up your account online, you can study and practice from the computer at home or in the library.

How To: Make your own garden plant markers

plant marker While it's still too cold to do any planting outdoors, I find myself looking for projects that will help me get ready for those warmer days. Instructables has a tutorial on making your own durable plant markers from materials you might have around the house: an empty aluminum can and heavy gauge wire. It's so easy - the tutorial includes photographs of each step!

New! Send to Our Printers from Your Laptop... or from Home

Wireless and remote printing to the library's printers is now available. Send print jobs from your laptop here in our building or from any place with internet access - like your home office. Your job will remain in the Copy Center print queue until the close of business on the day it's sent.

Fish News - It's Here, It's Here!!

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Our new home is finally here!  I can see it!!
I'm so excited to move, I might just dry my pants!

What do you think of my new house?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

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Books on Foreclosure

Each day seems to bring more bad news about Americans facing foreclosure and Michigan is among the hardest hit states.  Many neighborhoods are seeing the effects first hand and people faced with such 

Library Seem Busy? It is!

14% more items were checked out last month than in February 2008!  156,522 items were checked out last month, and nearly 12% more items were checked out this January than last January.  The library really is much busier.  Our staff recently implemented changes to check items in and get them back on the shelf more efficiently, and it's a good thing we did with numbers like these!

Talk About Books

Talk About Books is a book discussion for 1st and 2nd graders. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

indexCAWYCBPL.jpgindexCATMA8A2.jpgMercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate Dicamillo

Coming Soon To a Galaxy Near You!

The Nebula Awards nominees for the best science fiction and fantasy of 2008 are in!   This coveted prize, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards Weekend, April 24-26,2009 in Los Angeles, California.  Information about the award as well as past winner can be found on the Nebula Awards homepage. 

History of the Star-Spangled Banner

Learn about the history of the "Star Spangled Banner," through live saxophone presentations. 
Program Date and Time : March 5th at 7:00 PM

Consumer Reports

The annual auto issue includes the BEST & WORST 2009 CARS.  Exclusive ratings, reliability, performance and value are also included in the April/09 edition of Consumer Reports.  CR is available for patron use on the Adult magazine shelf and at the Adult Reference desk.

Digital Camera for Beginners

Tuesday, March 10 (9:30-11:30AM)

Transfer photos onto a computer, use MS Photo Editor to crop, rotate and resize pictures, plus email them. Visit print processing websites too. Please leave your camera and photos at home. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

It's National Women's History Month

So why not check out a historical mystery series featuring a strong female character? One of my favorites is Miriam Grace Monfredo's Glynis Tyron, an advocate for women and slave rights living in Seneca Falls, NY where the first women's rights'convention was held in 1848.  In Seneca Falls Inheritance, Glynis Tryon, the town's librarian, agrees to help organize the Women's Rights Convention of 1848 expecting controversy and opposition, but not murder!

Dancing Picture Books

If you enjoy dancing, you may enjoy some fun picture books about these little dancers:

Tessa's tip-tapping toes by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington

Dancing class by H.M. Ehrlich; pictures by Laura Rader

Harriet dancing by Ruth Symes; illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Irish Genealogy Resources

Griffith's Valuation, carried out between 1847 and 1864, was the first organized valuation of Ireland's property holdings. It's especially helpful to those researching their Irish ancestors because Irish census records prior to 1901 were lost in the destruction of the Irish Public Records Office in 1922.

Don't Be Clueless.....!!!!

Start reading about the Cahills, one of the most powerful families the world has ever known, and join the search for The 39 Clues guarding their wealth and power. Read the books, visit the website, play the game, and you might win thousands of dollars in prizes.

"Get on your Boots" with U2

Celebrate St. Patrick's day early with the Irish band's first album in 5 years. "No Line on the Horizon" has just been released and is receiving rave reviews. Find more of U2's nearly 30 years of chart crashing songs here at CPL.

Do it Yourself: Bookmaking

Did you know that Christopher Paolini's parents published his book Eragon when he was only 17 years old? You can do it too. Why not celebrate March as Reading Month by making your own book. That's right, you can make it yourself. Check out Bookworks: Making Books by Hand by Gwenyth Swain to start then, if you're curious about how the publishers do it, try How a Book is Made by Carol Greene.

My Favorite Veggie Cookbook

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone coverVegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the first book I would recommend to anyone maintaining, or even interested in, vegetarianism. Deborah Madison includes 1,400 recipes, making it the kind of all-encompassing book which becomes an immediate kitchen staple. At least it is in my kitchen--I've never had a failed recipe from this book.