Who Done it? (It Was Probably the Butler)

Murder mysteries are classic, the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and many more have had the reader trying to deduce “Who done it?” up to the last pages, trying to piece together all the clues before the final reveal. Games like Clue, Mafia, and Jury Box continued…

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April – National Garden Month

Spring is here! If you haven’t already started planning this year’s garden it’s time to get a move on. Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve,…

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Nami’s Review Corner February 2018!

Manga: Those of you who found Valentine’s Day discouraging, like to call it singles awareness day, and/or want an empowering shojo story will find a lot to relate with in the series Skip Beat. Skip Beat is a manga (Japanese comic) series focuses on finding yourself, following your dreams, and…

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Hit Start on One Story One City!

  It’s almost time to jump into the Oasis! March is right around the corner, and that means our One Story One City celebration is about to begin. For those who are unfamiliar, One Story One City is a month-long series of events all focused around a single featured book,…

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ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year in January or February, the American Library Association gets together for their Midwinter Conference and celebrates the outstanding books for children and teens over the previous year. We’ll be mostly focusing on those related to Young Adult titles, but if you would like to see all of the…

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Sci-Fi Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Be warned, spoilers are ahead! I’ll be talking about some plot points of Scythe as well as Thunderhead in this review, especially after the break. I just finished Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman, and it certainly delivers. If you’re not familiar,…

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