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Enchanted Air

Enchanted Air

Enchanted Air, Margarita Engle Written in verse, this is the memoir of a child of two cultures. Her mother is Cuban and her father is American. She was torn between the two different worlds living among those who did not understand or appreciate her Cuban […]

Ending the year with a Bang!

Ending the year with a Bang!

The end of the year is fast approaching. This December the library has lots of activities, materials, and resources to help get you into the festive spirit. Come see what the library can help you with!

The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The first in the Flavia De Luce Mystery series this is a treat for cozy mystery readers. Flavia is an aspiring chemist, with a passion for poison, living in a once grand mansion in the British countryside in 1950.
Her world becomes a bit more interesting when a dead bird is found on the porch with a stamp on his beak and a few hours later a man dies in a cucumber patch. Horrified and delighted Flavia sets out to solve the murder.

Happy Reading,

Betsy

Job Opening- Library Outreach Associate

Job Opening- Library Outreach Associate

The Moundridge Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated person to serve as Library Outreach Associate. The library outreach associate will assist in overseeing programming and outreach to patrons, birth through adult, assist patrons with circulation and other duties as assigned. Applicants schedule must be […]

Syria’s Secret Library

Syria’s Secret Library

Syria’s Secret Library by Mike Thomson This is the remarkable story of creative, united effort to create a haven of peace amidst the destruction, hate, brutality, and complete lack of compassion in the on-going war in Syria. A group of dedicated young people who didn’t […]

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Master Storyteller Liane Moriarty weaves a story of humor, deception, and grief. Cecilia is perfect, perfect marriage, perfect children, perfect life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, to be opened after his death, and it throws her life into disarray. Tess is married to her business partner Will, who has just confessed to having an affair. Tess leaves her husband and moves in with her mother in Sydney, running into an old flame, Connor who works at her son’s new school. Rachel is a school secretary, who believes Connor murdered her daughter 30 years ago, and is still grieving that loss.

This page turner will have you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

Happy Reading,

Betsy

The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes

The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes

“…and best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wander, where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.” —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women In the 1930’s with the country suffering from the Depression, President and Mrs. Rooselvelt began […]

Under the Moon A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle

Under the Moon A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle

This is the story of Selina, the girl who will become catwoman as she struggles with who she is. Leaving an abusive home and apathetic mother she thinks she can survive all on her own. Homeless and alone Selina finds friendship with other outcasts. I […]

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

This middle grade ghost story is just what you need for a cool fall evening. Ollie, an eleven year old is fascinated with a ghost story about a young girl named Beth and “the smiling man”- a specter who grants wishes. Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might real, as she finds some graves she had been reading about while on a school trip. Then when her bus breaks down at dusk, she knows something is a miss. Will Ollie and her classmates make it back and will they heed the bus driver’s directions to “Avoid large places. Keep to small”?

Happy reading,

Betsy

The Diaries of Reuben Smith Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier By Lana Wirt Myers

The Diaries of Reuben Smith Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier By Lana Wirt Myers

If you enjoy history, this is a valuable look at early Kansas and facts about the Civil War and how it affected citizens and those living in Kansas Territory.  It is from the firsthand perspective of Reuben Smith, an English immigrant arriving in the Kansas […]