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What's In Your Wallet? If It's Your JCPL Card, Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles!

What’s in YOUR wallet? This is a question asked by a popular celebrity on a current TV commercial advertisement. In our house the question happens to have more to do with what’s in your pocket than what’s in your wallet.

Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:36pm
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Cool & Creative Adult Fiction, Available Now @ JCPL!

When ‘ugh…’ is the best word that you can come up with to describe your feelings about a situation, you know it’s not good. I am referring to Old Man Winter, of course, which could be described with these words: rain, sleet, snow, blow, repeat, all with temperatures that could freeze an Alaskan.

Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

Eat, Read and Be Merry This December With a Good Read From JCPL!

Christmas is for kids. Making lists of their heart’s desires and dreaming of all the presents under the tree consumes them in the month of December. For adults, I believe it’s all about the food. Great meals and sweet treats; that’s what the month of December is about for adults, and it turns out that for once, I am right!

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:27pm
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Fact or Fiction? Fiction of Course...New @ JCPL!

Sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We’ve heard the term ‘fake news’ frequently of late, which leads us to believe the catch phrase, “Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear.”

Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
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At Last! Something to Sing About! Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Alas, the weather is turning colder; that means it’s time to break out the long sleeved shirts & sweaters, blue jeans and wear real shoes, not flip flops.

Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:09am
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The Cat's Out of the Bag; Here's The Skinny on New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

Dog tired; I think I’ve wondered about this aloud in one of my articles before, and I still wonder how this phrase came to be, when my own dogs seem to be the exception to this idiom.

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:15am
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Happy Fall Y'all! A September to Remember With New Fiction @ JCPL!

It’s September, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; everywhere I go.

Mixed in with the scary Halloween costumes and decorations are glistening lights, colorful garlands and even decorated Christmas trees.

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:59am
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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 - 2:04pm
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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 - 3:32pm

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 - 10:04am