Pistols, pirate coats and eel ravioli

June 11, 2014 by  

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By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist Although they say to never judge a book by its cover, in this reader’s case, it was the cover that made me reach impulsively for the book, shining bright like a diamond in the rough amongst a pile of dark, boring book covers on a “to-be-shelved” cart. Illuminated by a vibrant teal background stands a rather voluptuous, red-headed she-pirate, hoisting a pistol and wearing  an elaborate (which is a polite way of saying gaudy) … Continue reading

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

May 14, 2014 by  

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Review by Amanda Clark, BCPL Adult Programming Supervisor      I have always had a fascination for reading other people’s letters. Letters tend to be deeply personal, and I think people tend to be much more expressive and poetic in letters. I suppose I enjoy them because I am inquisitive. I am curious. Let’s call it what it is, I am just plain nosy. I love that first-hand glimpse into the lives and thoughts of others.  So when I happened upon Letters … Continue reading

Artemis

May 7, 2014 by  

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Remote Access   In-house Access   Artemis is the consolidated search engine created by Gale to include a one-stop search for all your Literature needs. Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to be able to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. Artemis includes access to the following: Contemporary Literary Criticism                                                                Twentieth Century Literary Criticism                                        Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism                                  Shakespearean Literature Criticism                                          Literature Criticism from 1400-1800                                          … Continue reading

Pivot Point is a fast-paced page turner

April 30, 2014 by  

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By Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Although Pivot Point is considered a young adult novel, the book definitely deals with some grownup themes. Author Kasie West paints a picture of a teenage protagonist who must learn at an early age the difficulty of decision – and foresight. The story is about a teenage girl named Addison Coleman, who lives on a paranormal compound with her parents.  She is known as a “searcher,” or an ultra-gifted clairvoyant.  Whenever Addie is … Continue reading

Genealogy Obituary Index updated

April 17, 2014 by  

The index for the Ashland Daily Independent obituaries has been updated. It has been updated with the 2012 and  a couple of  months from the late 1920s as well as misc. corrections. The database now contains over 204,000 entries! In a couple of months we will be uploading material from July 1975 to 1980!  We’ve been making great strides between staff  entering material and volunteers at home!   Jim Kettel Genealogy Supervisor

Doctor Sleep is a scary good sequel

April 10, 2014 by  

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By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager I am not a person who enjoys scary movies, but give me a scary book, and I’m all over it.  I think the physical act of reading a book allows you to use your imagination and create your own scary images (which are way scarier than any movie).  As I read, I become attached to the images that I come up with.  So, just like everyone else, I get pretty bummed if a book … Continue reading

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