Join the Friends Online

Money raised through memberships and the used bookstore is used to help support library activities and acquisitions, as well as to fund some things not provided for in the library's operating budget. Joining the Friends with your tax-deductible contribution provides you with:

  • A subscription to Just Between Friends quarterly newsletter
  • An invitation to the annual membership meeting
  • Access to Secondhand Prose on members-only Tuesdays

…and more. Plus, we recently introduced a fast, easy way to join the Friends of the library online:

Wine & Mystery Book Discussion Recess

The Vintner's Wine and Mystery Book Discussion group has recessed for the summer.

Book discussions will resume on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Old Wine Shades by Martha Grimes is the September reading selection. Copies of this book will be available after Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy.

The group's 2011-2012 book discussion titles and dates will be available here in August.

Eat This, Not That!

Eat This, Not That! is easy food swaps that will save you hundreds of calories. So, if you're looking to shed unwanted pounds, check out the Eat This, Not that! series.

Eat this, not that! 2011: the no-diet weight loss solution by David Zinczenko; with Matt Goulding

Eat this, not that! restaurant survival guide: the no- diet weight loss solution by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

Eat this, not that! 2010: the no-diet weight loss solution by David Zinczenko; with Matt Goulding

Eat this, not that, supermarket survival guide: the no- diet weight loss solution by David Zinczenko; with Matt Goulding

Customer Service — A Survey

Some recent viewpoints regarding society's business customer service ratings make for some interesting reading in the July 2011 issue of Consumer Reports. The article on the Consumer Reports website contains these comments. CR is part of the CPL adult magazine collection and is also available for patron in-library use located at Adult Reference.

The Twilight Garden

Twilight garden : a guide to enjoying your garden in the evening hours by Lia Leendertz — Sorry, Twihards, this book isn't about Bella and Edward, though perhaps they might enjoy hanging out in a garden like this book describes: one that can be enjoyed at night as well as in the daytime. Covered here are techniques for using color, light, scent, and water to make your garden a sensory experience that is pleasing no matter what time of day. Many plants flower at night, and Leendertz focuses on those, as well as on those that stay in bloom overnight. Most of the flowers recommended are white or are especially pleasing under moonlight.

Murder Will Out: 2011 Macavity Nominations Announced


Mystery Readers International has announced this year's nominations for an Macavity Award. The winners will be announced at Boucheron 2011, the World Mystery Convention which will be held in St. Louis this September. Janet Rudolph's blog, Mystery Fanfare has the complete list of the nominations for Best Mystery, Best First Mystery, etc.

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