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The Circular Staircase (Mary Roberts Rinehart)

Today, your library is starting something new. We had plans to start a new online book group, but the current coronavirus issue has caused us to (at least temporarily) move all our book groups online. The first one to go active is Death on the Shelf, our mystery and thriller group. After some thought, we [...]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Book Groups|0 Comments

Google Essentials on Lynda.com

  As you may have noticed, the library now offers all kinds of training through Lynda.com. This is a really exciting opportunity to learn new skills, from programming to management skills. If you go to our homepage, Floyd County Public Library. you can click on the banner or the link to its right and you'll [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Adult Programs, Computer Classes|0 Comments

Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books: A Finding Guide

Here's a list of the last ten years' worth of books which have won Coretta Scott King Awards, with links to the copies available through the library. This should make it easier to find these important titles. I'll add older titles and  of titles by award-winning illustrators as the month goes on. 2020: New Kid (Jerry [...]

By | February 12th, 2020|Book Awards|0 Comments

Book Clubs

The library currently has three book clubs: a classics group, meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM; a mystery group, meeting on the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM; and a literary fiction group meeting at noon on the third Wednesday of the month. All book groups are free and open to [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Book Groups|0 Comments

Review: Bloom (Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau)

Bloom is the story of Ari and his plans for moving to the city with his band and making a career in music. His parents want him to stay home and keep working in the Kyrkos’ family bakery. Ari’s older sister just got married and they’re not sure they can make it without Ari working there. But Ari has a plan: he’ll find someone who wants to be a baker and train them himself. Then he’ll be free to head to the big city and pursue his dreams. […]

By | September 26th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Hugo Award Winner: The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal)

On the night of August 18, at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland, the 2019 Hugo Award Winners were announced. For those who don’t know, the Hugo Awards are presented annually by the by the World Science Fiction Society for the best work in Science Fiction or Fantasy published in the previous [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

While You Wait For … The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware, best-selling author of The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and others, has a new book coming out in August. The Turn of the Key is on order and will soon be available. It's about a woman who takes a position in a lovely modern home in the Scottish Highlands. [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For … City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, has a new book that came out in June and is getting a lot of talk. City of Girls is Vivian's story of her life from the age of 19, when she was kicked out of Vassar College in 1940. Drawing comparisons to Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame (and [...]

By | July 5th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For … The Unhoneymooners

It's June, second only to February as the season of romance. The Unhoneymooners is the new book from Christina Lauren. A romantic comedy, it features Olive, twin sister of the bride, and Ethan, the best man she can't stand. In one of those unusual twists of fate, the entire bridal party comes down with food poisoning, except [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For… Wolf Pack

In this installment of What to Read While You Wait, we look at alternatives to C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, the latest of which, Wolf Pack, is just as popular as previous outings. I’ll suggest some other series you might want to try. Set in Wyoming, Joe Pickett is a game warden, and if [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments