Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean
Pride and prescience, or, A truth universally acknowledged by Carrie Bebris
Mute witness by Charles O'Brien
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch
A conspiracy of paper by David Liss
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson
365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett
The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy Peel
I'm bored!: inspiring and imaginative ideas for hours of fun by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard ; illustrated by Sam Holland
Fun on the run: 324 instant family activities by Cynthia L. Copeland ; illustrations by Sanford Hoffman
1001 more things to do with your kids by Caryl Waller Krueger
If you are looking for a witch's cackle, a ghost's boo, or howling wolves, then check out some of these scary music cds. If want to Monster Mash, call the Ghostbusters, or tell the scariest stories, these cds will get you in the Halloween mood!
Halloween fun by Lois Skiera-Zucek
Don't let your book group miss these:
The tenderness of wolves: a novel by Stef Penney
A three dog life by Abigail Thomas
Moral disorder: stories by Margaret Atwood
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
Complication by Isaac Adamson
The dressmaker: a novel by Kate Alcott
The good father by Noah Hawley
Saving Ruth by Soe Fishman
Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans by Chris Monroe — Have you met Chico the monkey, and his tool belt? If not, you are missing one handy monkey. In this new adventure, Chico helps his friend Clark the elephant fix many problems at a seaside resort. Chico has to fix the leaky boat, the broken sprinkler, and a hole in the roof. But his biggest challenge in the water slide. Can he fix it? Check out the book to find out! There are more Monkey with a Tool Belt adventures available at the library. Maybe Chico can show you how to fix something at your house?
Summer is here and the kids are home. Are you already dreading those two words, "I'm bored"? Well check out the parenting collection in the Children's department. We have a variety of topics in this collection with parenting advice, as well as books to give you tips on summer activities to do with your children. The green hour will help you get your kids outside and Summer smarts for cool kids will help you encourage thinking skills while entertaining at the same time. Family Travel & Resorts is also great if you're going on a vacation.
Listen to Brendan O'Carroll's Mrs. Browne trilogy and get your Irish brogue on for St. Patrick's Day.
The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
The Chisellers by Brendan O'Carroll
The Granny by Brendan O'Carroll
We have many other chicken adventures to choose from, maybe even a Chicken Little!
Enjoy more holiday sounds with CPL's extensive music collection.
We're going on a bear hunt story by Michael Rosen
Preschool action time: activities and finger plays by Carol Hammett
Nursery rhyme time: songs, rhymes and movement activities created by Georgiana Stewart
Diaper gym: fun activities for babies on the move by presented by Playful Parenting; activities created by Priscilla Hegner & Rose Grasselli]
Gus, the pilgrim turkey by Teresa Bateman ; illustrated by Ellen Joy Sasaki
The Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving by Stan & Jan Berenstain
An old-fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by James Bernardin