Monthly Archives: April 2015

Weekend Book Giveaway: The Game of Love and Death

I’m super excited about this week’s book. In The Game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough has written an exciting local historical fiction you are going to adore. From the publisher: Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Martha Brockenbrough

This week we are featuring another fabulous local author, Martha Brockenbrough. Her amazing new book The Game of Love and Death comes out at the end of this month (but you’ll get a chance to win an advanced copy…check back tomorrow). Martha, I can tell you are someone who really gets excited about books.  What […]

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Library Hack – the Bookmobile

Today is National Bookmobile Day!  Did you know we have one?  And that it is awesome?  It is such an amazing resource, but a lot of people haven’t heard much about it.  Like that time it got attacked by zombies? And that people write songs about it? And you can come check it out, too!  […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Seconds Away

Trailer Tuesday: Seconds Away by Harlan Coben (Source:

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Readers’ Corner: Squeaky Clean Reads

Looking for something to read that won’t make you blush, but not interested in heading back to the chapter books? This week’s featured booklist is full of Squeaky Clean Reads that you can share with your grandma without worries.  Even though these books leave out the “naughty bits,” they’re still well-written and entertaining, and you can […]

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This Week at the Library

Do you ever find yourself looking for something clever to write/say, and you can’t come up with anything?  Me either … Tuesday, April 14th Teen Girls’ Self Defense 3:30 PM – Monroe Library Learn the basics of self-defense and assertive boundary-setting at this free 2-hour beginners class. Instructed by 5th degree black belt. Michelle McVadon of […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

I was fortunate enough to get to meet Teresa Toten last month and snagged a copy of her great new book for WBG!  I think you are going to want to read The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B: From the publisher: The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his OCD Support Group, he […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Brian

That’s right…we’ve got another Brian for you this week. You may have meet Brian if you use our Bookmobile. He is part of our mobile services team, and I just found out he loves teen books! What are your Top 3 Right Now, Brian? “Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.  Melinda suffers from depression and unable […]

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Announcing: Our New Vlog Team!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 Sno-Isle Teens Vlogger Contest! Four individuals and one team were selected to be official Vloggers for Sno-Isle Teens. These book-loving individuals not only will be regularly featured online, but have also won an “Infamous for Information” T-shirt , plus a $50 gift card from Best Buy thanks to […]

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To Tumblr or not to Tumblr

This is the question of the moment. Photo by Duncan Hull, used under Creative Commons Attribution. This section is an excerpt of the original. While there are many things we like about Tumblr, it has some problems for us in library land: 1. Our filtered computers filter many parts of Tumblr, making our blog look […]

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