Publishers Weekly Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockian pastiche, and one seriously ugly hat, and this lighthearted and assured debut emerges, all action and quirk. In the best Doyle tradition, the first-person narrator is pragmatic yet naive Abigail Rook, native of Britain and seeker of adventure. Thwarted in Ukraine, she catches ship for the U.S. and lands in New Fiddleham, penniless and with f...More
Publishers Weekly My friend Rabbit means well, begins the mouse narrator. But whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows. Once Rabbit pitches Mouse's airplane into a tree, Rohmann tells most of the story through bold, expressive relief prints, a dramatic departure for the illustrator of The Cinder-Eyed Cats and other more painterly works. Rabbit might be a little too impulsive, but he has big ideas and plenty of energy. Rohmann pictures...More
Library Journal Why did Ruth's mother, Mathilda, drown on that fateful night in 1919 and Ruth survive? That is the central question that this novel sets out to answer. Mathilda's sister, Amanda, who has been nursing soldiers in Milwaukee (it is right after World War I), has returned to the family farm in rural Wisconsin. Mathilda and Ruth are there to help her return to a normal life. Yet a year later, Mathilda's husband returns from the war t...More
Publishers Weekly Dyckman's (Tea Party Rules) rousing, warmhearted story opens as a family of city-dwelling bunnies discover a wolf cub in a basket on their front stoop. "He's going to eat us all up!" cries daughter Dot. But Papa proudly snaps pictures of Wolfie chowing down on carrots ("He's a good eater!"), and Mama's smitten, too. OHora's (Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!) distinctive folk-naïf spreads poke gentle fun at hi...More
Library Journal When Bess learns that an earlier crime committed in India involves her father, she must grapple with disturbing truths. Number five in this series (after the award-winning An Unmarked Grave) for the mother/son writing duo. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. Siegelson and Brian Pinkney
School Library Journal Gr 2-5-A Gullah story brought into beautiful focus by Pinkney's trademark scratchboard-on-oil drawings. Mentu and his grandmother, Twi, are plantation slaves who live on an island off the coast of Georgia. Twi knows some "powerful root magic" and still yearns for her African home. She remembers the stories and the rhythms of the drums, and shares them with Mentu. One day, a ship bearing new slaves arrives in Teakettle ...More
Rogue Island (Liam Mulligan) by Rogue Island (Liam Mulligan)
Library Journal In DeSilva's impressive first novel, Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter for a Providence newspaper, is faced with arson fires that already have killed five people. More fires break out as he uncovers a plot to redevelop his old neighborhood. Soon he is under suspicion, beaten, suspended, and threatened by mobsters. Mulligan is a classic hard-boiled sleuth with several twists. His hard-drinking is tempered by an ulcer, he i...More
Publishers Weekly When the first Star Wars film conquered the world in 1977, no one could have possibly foreseen it going on to become such an ubiquitous part of our cultural heritage. Now even parenthood can be viewed through the filter of the Sith lord Darth Vader. Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots) crashes headlong into George Lucas's galaxy far, far away with endearing, funny-and fully licensed-results. A series of full-page gag cartoons...More
Publishers Weekly SF novelist Bacigalupi (The Windup Girl) makes a stellar YA debut with this futuristic tale of class imbalance on the Gulf Coast. Teenage Nailer scavenges ships with his crewmates, eking out a poverty-filled existence while avoiding dangers that range from giant "city killer" hurricanes to his vicious, drug-addicted father. When a storm strands a beautiful shipping heiress on the beach (earning her the nickname "Luck...More
Book list The author of the sf classic Forever War (1972) offers a companion, not a sequel, in this similarly titled novel in which the measures taken to sustain seemingly endless conflict wind up being the prospective source of possibly endless resolution.
Publishers Weekly This moving, compassionately candid memoir by artist and children's book author Bartok describes a life dominated by her gifted but schizophrenic mother. Bartok and her sister, Rachel, both of whom grew up in Cleveland, are abandoned by their novelist father and go to live with their mother at their maternal grandparents' home. By 1990, a confrontation in which her mother cuts her with broken glass leads Bartok (nee Myra H...More
Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
Publishers Weekly The events of Dead Reckoning-particularly the death of the despicable but powerful vampire Victor-have consequences for Sookie Stackhouse and her supernatural gang in Harris's intriguing 13th and penultimate series installment. When Sookie's vampire husband, Eric Northman, summons her to his Shreveport home to welcome the visiting king, Felipe de Castro, and his entourage, she's shocked to find Eric feeding on another ...More
Publishers Weekly This stunning second novel from Desai (Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard) is set in mid-1980s India, on the cusp of the Nepalese movement for an independent state. Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired Cambridge-educated judge, lives in Kalimpong, at the foot of the Himalayas, with his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and his cook. The makeshift family's neighbors include a coterie of Anglophiles who might be savvy readers of V.S. Naipaul but...More
Mud Matters: Stories from a Mud Lover by Jennifer Owings Dewey
School Library Journal Gr 3-5ÄA unique book on the author's personal experiences with mud. Dewey offers good information on quicksand, primordial ooze, adobes, etc., and describes finding a fossilized bone of a Camalops, a sort of prehistoric, humpless camel. Full-color photographs and black-and-white drawings appear throughout. However, the writing gets so bogged down in dialogue that most youngsters will have a difficult time wading through it to ge...More
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Check Out What's Happening at the Foxburg Free Library!
Cash Bash Fundraiser
We, along with the four other Clarion County Libraries, are having a fundraiser on Friday, November 4th at the Clarion American Legion. Tickets are $15.00 each and they include Food, Beer, Music, and a chance to win between $100 and $1,000. We will be giving away a CASH prize every 15 minutes, starting at 6:45 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. with the BIG prize of $1,000. Throughout the night, we will have 50/50 raffles and pull tickets for even more chances to win! Each library will be donating a basket/prize worth at least $100, which will be raffled off and we will have a scratch off lottery ticket tree worth $100 raffled as well. This will be a great evening and you won't want to miss it! Stop in to any of the Clarion County Libraries to buy your tickets.
Wreath Making Party-Snowman
Storytimes are open to children aged 3 to 6. First and third Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 a.m. No registration is required.
Play K programs are open to any child up to age 6. Six different learning stations for kids to play with, featuring shopping, towns, and pets. No registration is required.
The next meeting of the Foxburg Free Library Book Club will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden. A limited amount of copies to borrow are available at the library. This will be our final meeting until March 2017.
Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk
International Games Day
International Games Day is the annual celebration of gaming and we will celebrate on Tuesday, November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.We will have our new collection of board games available for you to try inside the library (soon you will be able to check the games out).We have games for children, teens, adults, and families. Gather a couple friends and stop in to try some new board games!
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We are offering Fine Free First Fridays. If you have overdue books or movies that you've either forgotten about or just don't want to pay the fine, you can bring them in on the first Friday of each month and we will waive the fine.
Also, if you have an existing fine and come in to pay it on the first Friday of the month, we will cut the fine in half. So if you owe the library $5.00, you will pay only $2.50 to get your account back in good standing.
We really hope to see you on the first Friday of the month to get your Foxburg Free Library account fine and overdue free.