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Those of us who are avid mystery readers are familiar with the tropes of the genre. We’ve got the anti-heroes who aren’t above breaking the law in the pursuit of justice, we’ve got the fluffy heroines who get themselves in and out of danger with ridiculous regularity. We’ve got the cozy cottage mysteries and the hard-boiled detectives. I do not believe, though, that we’ve ever met a heroine quite like Claire DeWitt.
Recently one of my colleagues wrote about what to read while you were waiting for the latest installment of Game of Thrones. Because, seriously, there is no denying it, we are all waiting on Game of Thrones in one way or another. Aubrey had some great suggestions for what to read in the interim and I wanted to add one more to the list: Megan Whalen Turner.
If you've never had the pleasure of reading anything by A.S. King, I am so very pleased that this title will be your introduction. It is a lovely, complicated, angry, funny, all around wonderful book about a girl who has to deal with her estranged best friend's death.
This month we're sticking it to you and inviting you to join us to create a whimsical pincushion. We will have a variety of patterns, but as always you can create absolutely any kind you wish.
In celebration of the most excellent Ray Harryhausen and his stop motion animation techniques, the Ruiz Branch Library is hosting a movie series every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in July. This is family friendly fun at its finest! Come show those young whippersnappers just how awesome the movie magic was before CGI was invented.
It seems like every time I turn around, there is another movie coming out that has been based on a book. When a new movie based on a book is announced, there is a collective breath holding – “Will they chose the right people for the cast? Will they change the story too much? Will they ruin my beloved book?”
This month’s Night Crafters will teach the eco-friendly crafter how to use botanical colors to dye wood beads for a beautiful one-of-a-kind keychain.
Are you a parent with a newborn, looking for an entertaining and a stimulating learning environment for your child? The Austin Public Library offers “Books and Babies” storytime, an opportunity for your baby ages 0-18 months, to gain early learning, literary and socialization skills.
There’s BIG news at the library! The Faulk Central Library has launched a large collection of BIG BOOKS. Parents, teachers, and children can now enjoy over 160 bright, inviting, oversize versions of popular children’s books.