Thankless in Death falls flat

December 2, 2013 by  

By Jamie Bayne, BCPL Information Services supervisor I can honestly say I have never read a Nora Roberts’ romance novel before, or anything written by J.D. Robb, the name she pens under for her “In Death” series of books.  But in preparing for this column I was looking for something fresh and Thanksgivingesque. By venturing into new territory, I am pleased to say that I have found an interesting, new-to-me author! Thankless in Death transports us to New York, New … Continue reading

Meg series

November 19, 2013 by  

Prehistoric shark, blood, death … yay!                                      By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, Boyd County Public Library circulation specialist I love ocean life. The fantastic creatures that inhabit the world’s vast oceans, particularly the obscure and weird ones, have fascinated me since I was very young. Just as much as the stunning real life sea creatures I found in the pages of National Geographic, I equally relished learning everything I could about sea monsters – mythical creatures from legends and the massive prehistoric beasts … Continue reading

The Silent Wife

November 5, 2013 by  

by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor I was a huge fan of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”, so when A.S.A. Harrison’s debut novel, “The Silent Wife” was touted as this year’s “Gone Girl”, I knew I had to read it.  There are many similarities in the two novels.  Both are psychological thrillers about relationships that are doomed, told in alternating viewpoints. The main difference between the two is that in “Gone Girl”, I spent most of the novel trying to … Continue reading

19,000 Couples Get Hitched!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 31, 2013 by  

For those of you not into county history or genealogy, Boyd County was formed in 1860.  For many years I have indexed Boyd County marriages, our online marriage database has now been updated through 1920.  The database includes brides, grooms and parents if listed; you will also find the marriage date, the Marriage Book and the page number of the marriage certificate.  There are approximately 19,000 marriages and they are easily searched by any name whether it be the bride, groom or parents. … Continue reading

Teen Read Week winner

October 23, 2013 by  

Aryssa Damron was the winner of our writing contest during Teen Read Week 2013: “Seek the Unknown @ your Library.” The challenge was to rewrite the ending of your favorite book or movie, using a science fiction or fantasy twist.  Aryssa, a senior at Paul G. Blazer High School, rewrote the ending to “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. She received a book of her choice as her prize. Congratulations! “Forgotten” The shot rang out and Jay’s blood ran … Continue reading

More than Redbox

October 22, 2013 by  

By Kellie Nunley, BCPL technical services supervisor Gone is the day of the video store. Now all you see are oversized “red” boxes outside your local supermarket. I have never used one of these “red boxes” but I am sure the convenience of getting a movie after you grocery shop for an all-in-one shopping experience is just that, convenient. What do you do, though, when you want something more than a new release? I’ll tell you what; stop by Boyd … Continue reading

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