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Director's Corner

  1. Wow! What an Exciting Day

    Wow! What a day yesterday was! Hundreds of you used our curbside service at various locations to pick up your library materials. It was great to see you again. Many of you asked about our next steps for re-opening. While we haven’t yet set a...

  2. Comm-Unity

    I recently saw a the word community broken up into “comm” and “unity” and I stopped to think about it (which I do a lot with words anyway). I paused to think of what the word community means, broken into parts or as a whole. The root com means...

  3. Celebrity Book Clubs to Follow

    While Oprah started and continues to reign queen of celebrity book clubs, she has been joined by a host of others, including Florence Welch, Jenna Bush Hagar, Andrew Luck, and Reese Witherspoon. Many other celebrities, such as Shonda Rhimes, Mindy...

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True Crime Tuesday

  1. Football and Murder

    Today’s entry concerns an NFL superstar who was accused and convicted of murder while at the top of his game. Aaron Hernandez was an All-American tight end for the University of Florida before he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth...

  2. America's Most Wanted Crime Boss

    This week’s book was just released and chronicles the decades-long pursuit, capture and prison murder of infamous Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger. Bulger’s story is not only fascinating for those with an interest in organized crime, but also...

  3. The Yogurt Shop Murders

    This week’s post concerns a quadruple murder cold case: the 1991 Yogurt Shop Murders. Near midnight on December 6, 1991, an Austin, Texas I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt! store was found to be on fire. Once the firefighters entered the store, they...

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Reading Recommendations

  1. Read Me a Story | Part II

    Please enjoy a few more of my favorite episodes from another of my favorite bookish podcasts, along with some related audiobook and eBook content from RCPL’s Virtual Library collection (and one from our print collection). Library Talks from The New...

  2. Read Me a Story | Part I

    “Oh, there’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more, not much more” - The Smiths informed us in their 1984 song, “Handsome Devil” -  which is why I supplement my reading life with audiobooks and book podcasts. A lot of them. Please...

The Down Low

The Down Low with Our Databases

  1. A Reader's Best Friend

    If you are running out of book or author suggestions, look no further than Novelist Plus. This online resource’s entire focus is helping you find what to read (or listen to) next.  You can browse recommended reading lists sorted by audience age and...

  2. Fold3: An Excellent Genealogy Website

    Fold3 is a site owned by Ancestry that provides military records searching. You can find detailed information about your ancestors who served in the military. I looked up one of my ancestors who fought in the Civil War, and located a record that...