Apr 132013

There are two big things going on Sunday April 14!

The Great Gatsby

#1: Great Gatsby Read
Our Big Read events continue with a LIVE reading of The Great Gatsby at the Mabel Tainter! From 2:00pm to 10:00pm (with two intermissions and a dinner break), professional actors, local actors, and maybe even the library director will read The Great Gatsby cover-to-cover. Stop by for a good time, Old Sport! Free tickets are available an hour before the performance.


#2: The Bag Sale
Stop by the semiannual Friend’s of the Library Book Sale and buy a whole bag of books for just $5.00
You get a good deal and you help out your favorite library!

Apr 092013


Just in time for our community read of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby comes: 

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald 
By Fowler, Therese Ann

BookPage Notable Title 

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is 17 years old and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, the “unforgettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.

Poetry of Jon Talberg

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Apr 022013

Jon Talberg

April is Poetry Month.  We are featuring the poetry of local teen Jon Talberg.

Let’s Talk
by Jon Talberg

Let’s talk again,
Before the stars and the moon and ink black sky,
disappear, in a flash, of nothingness

Let’s not delay, the end lurks so close, so close,
Carried on the wings of the approaching starlight,
So close.

Let’s be together,
Regretting the empty years,
and the empty hearts,
and the empty minds that drove us to loneliness.

Let’s talk again.  It’s about time.
The end lurks so close.


Read more of Jon’s poetry in our Teen area.