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Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:03am

Guest Picks

Rick Stephens

Guest Picks

Rick Stephens, comics enthusiast and podcaster, shares some of his favorite reads in this month's Guest Picks.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:03am
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield

Small Southern towns have their share of eccentric characters, but they have nothing on Quinn, Montana. Quinn produces “devils and angels, queens and boy princesses, gritty souls that could survive anything.” The Flood Girls  are a team of misfit softball players with their manager, Laverna Flood, the owner of the local bar, leading the pack. Living in Quinn and playing ball with The Flood Girls is never boring; it is a comedy of errors.

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:50am

How does rain happen? Long ago the Ashanti people believed that Anansi, the Spider, brought the rains that would put out fires in the jungle. In old Britain, the legendary Green Man was supposed to have rainmaking powers, and Zeus brought the rains for the ancient Greeks.

Today, we know that when warm, wet air rises into the sky and cools off, its water condenses out of the clouds as rain. Rain and snow can also happen when a batch of warm air meets a batch of cool air. The two kinds of air usually do not mix. The warm air is less dense than the cool air and will slide right over it. As the warm air goes higher, it cools off, and the moisture separates or condenses out of the cooled air and falls as a slow, steady rain.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:29pm
Fabulous Friday: Game On!

Summer is almost here! Which means no school and time to play or lounge around outside. But it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! So, to kick it off, we’re excited to bring you Fabulous Friday: Game On! It's a great way to celebrate and launch into summer vacation. Grades K-6. 

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:44am
Discovery Tables: Spies, Space, and More!

This summer, enjoy hands-on, explore-it-yourself Discovery Tables at your library! Whether playing a constellation game or practicing their spy skills, children will enjoy this rotating series of self-guided STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities.

Drop by England Run, Headquarters, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches to participate: June 9-June 19; June 23-July 3; July 7-July 17; July 21-July 31; and August 4-August 14.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:22am
Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

If you go to high school in Sticks, Louisiana, you’re not just off the beaten track from mainstream America. It’s a long way to the interstate, and you’re surrounded by something else entirely—the Swamp. They’ve tried to fence it off to keep people safe for decades. Yes, there are alligators, but there’s something else out there that’s far worse.  It’s a wise move to Beware the Wild.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:24am

Margret Rey and her husband, H.A. Rey, had no children themselves, but thousands of kids across the world have made friends with their little monkey, Curious George.

Margret was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 16, 1906. She studied art at the famous Bauhaus School and elsewhere before moving to Brazil in 1935. Margret married a fellow German artist, Hans Augusto (H. A.) Rey, and together they started the first advertising agency in Rio de Janeiro. They came back to Paris during some of its cruelest days, just before the Nazi occupation. Somehow, funny and delightful Curious George was created during those difficult times.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 1:02am

Children's Book Week

May 2-8, 2016

Children's Book Week

Join us for a week of fantastic events that encourage the joy of reading and books.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:51am

CRRL-Con: A Comic Book Convention, May 14, 2016

CRRL-Con: A Comic Book Convention at Your Library!

CRRL-Con returns to England Run Branch for the second year on Saturday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Unleash your inner superhero!

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