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Awe Inspiring, Amazing, AWESOME Fiction @ JCPL!

Meteorologist, Tom Skilling, was moved to tears by the awesomeness of the solar eclipse of 2017. It WAS awesome, so bright and beautiful at its peak, with the earth covered in darkness for a few minutes, right in the middle of the day.

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 3:04pm
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Jiminy Crickets! Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles!

“Our menu options have changed;” the automated message is one that is a familiar sound when we make a phone call. Reading a Reuters article about ‘new’ items on the menu in Brussels, I realize that some changes are not always for the better.

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

Looking for a Good Book to Read? No Appointment Necessary to Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles!

Available by appointment only; we’re accustomed to hearing this phrase, whether it is to see the dentist, the doctor, get our hair or taxes done, or take care of some other important business of the day. We wrestle with what time is best, morning or afternoon, today, tomorrow, next week or next year.  “What works best?” the receptionist might ask.

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:04am
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Take a Break With These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

“Get a puppy,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And so, guess what I did? I got a puppy; a little fireball of a puppy who is a like a tornado, a whirlwind in constant motion.

All 7 pounds of her has me whipped by the end of the day. Always on the lookout for trouble, she is sure to find it, lurking in a corner of the house that I somehow missed.

Posted: Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:51pm
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6 More Weeks of Winter? No Problem! Check Out Some New Fiction @ JCPL!

Silly groundhog; I really wanted to know how a rodent could be the harbinger of such bad news as to sentence us to another six weeks of cold and snow, so, looking it up on Wikipedia, I discovered that the custom of Groundhog Day was a celebration started in the 18th century by the Germans.

Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:50am
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Can't Wait Till Spring is Sprung? Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles in the Meanwhile!

Seventy days, 6 hours, 59 minutes and 40 seconds; that is the exact number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until spring, 2017 makes an appearance. More simply put, spring will arrive on March 20th, 2017.

I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. My flip flops are lonely, forgotten and traded in for heavy socks, slippers and boots.

Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 6:48am
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'Tis the Season for New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

‘Tis the season, if you know what I mean; coughing, sneezing, wheezing and freezing, even with unseasonable 60 degree temps outside; you have an old-fashioned, miserable cold.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:20pm
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Choose A New Fiction Title Behind Door Number One, Door Number Two or Door Number Three!

Would you like the prize behind door number one, door number two or door number three? That is how the game “Let’s Make a Deal” goes.

Moving my daughter into her new home, it became apparent to me that 1.) I am just as much a directional dyslexic indoors as outdoors and 2.) There are too many doors in her house for me to choose the right one.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:07pm
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New Adult Fiction is 'Flying' Off the Shelves at JCPL!

Wandering off to look at furniture while in a big box store with my husband, I chatted on the phone while sampling some of the sofas. Sitting comfortably and thinking this sofa would look nice in my family room, I glanced over to a very comfortable looking recliner that would also fit just right.

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:05am
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Originality: That's What You'll Find in JCPL's New Adult Fiction!

Original: first or earliest; being that from which copies are made. That is the definition of the word “original,” according to the Webster’s Dictionary.

After a morning of grocery shopping and having to choose items to bring home and put away in my own kitchen, I felt a little overwhelmed, seeing all of the choices on the shelves in the market.

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:55am