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We Were Liars by E.Lockhart


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

After finding this on a number of must-read lists this summer, I decided it would make a great weekend read. I didn’t read any reviews prior as I would rather jump in cold and not have any preconceived ideas about the book.  I was immediately drawn to the characters. Cadence Sinclair Easton comes from old east coast money and has a problem. She doesn’t remember. Throughout the course of the book, debilitating migraines and painkillers rule her world.  As the summer progresses you eventually gain the details to the event that so badly damaged her and her romance with Gat.  E. Lockhart does a fantastic job of giving you just enough information to make a guess as to the cause of the trauma, and I can tell you, I was way off base. The ending felt like a punch to the stomach.  Excellent read – 5 stars!

Posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:56 pm.

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Spark a Reaction- 2014

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Join the summer reading club at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District! Record the time you spend reading from June 2-July 26 and earn a free book, prizes, and a chance to win an E-Reader!

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 4:56 pm.

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So much to do at the Library this summer!

If you are a teen and looking for some inexpensive entertainment this summer, the Lawrenceburg Library is the place for you!


Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 3:00 pm.

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Icons by Margaret Stohl

Are you a fan of Margaret Stohl’s other books? (Beautiful Creatures Series written with Kami Garcia) Then you are definitely going to want to check out her newest series  Icons. The next book in the series Idols comes out in July.


Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 6:55 pm.

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New YA Non-Fiction April 2014

We’ve got some great new titles  in the YA Non-Fiction section. Here’s just a few:


Fourth Down and Inches

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment

By McClafferty, Carla Killough

“When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last chance: change football or leave the field.

Football’s defenders managed to move the chains. Rule changes and reforms after 1905 saved the game and cleared the way for it to become America’s most popular sport. But they didn’t fix everything. “

Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football’s origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.  (Amazon)

YA 617.481044MCC and ebook





Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during WWII

By Sandler, Martin W.

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today’s world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

– (McMillan Palgrave)

YA 940.531773 SAN

courage has no color

Courage has no color: the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers

By Stone, Tanya Lee

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought against little-known attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II, and “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.” – (Baker & Taylor)

A 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

YA 920.928 STO



the president has been shot

The President has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

By Swanson, James

A dramatic account of the 35th president’s assassination is presented in the author’s signature “you are there” style and imparts the urgent pace and riveting details of key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photos. – (Baker & Taylor)

YA 973.922092 SWA




nazi hunters

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi

By Bascomb, Neal

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust. – (Baker & Taylor)

YA 364.151092 BAS





Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life

By Dotson, Alison

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life. Using anecdotes, self-reflection, buy essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.

– (Free Spirit)

YA 616.8522700835 DOT & ebook

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 3:04 pm.

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Rosie Nominee: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Click the cover to link to a book trailer and the title to reserve a copy!

Lina is a 15-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941 when the Soviets arrest her family. They
sentence her father to death and send Lina, her mother, and her 10-year-old brother,
Jonas, to prison camps in Siberia. Amid the brutal conditions in the camps, the only
thing that keeps Lina going is the love of her family and her art.

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 3:59 pm.

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How to keep your Smartphone Safe!!

Wednesday March 5, 2014 – at 6:30 we’ll be meeting in the Computer lab . For Teens and Adults please register phone safe 11 17 teen week

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 7:12 pm.

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Rosie Nominee: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin book trailer

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

The thrill of being home alone suddenly diminishes for Alex when a Super Volcano erupts in Yellowstone, spreading ash and darkness throughout the United States. Alex begins a journey in the darkness and falling ash to find his parents, only to discover a suddenly violent new world. With the help of a girl he meets, Darla, he uncovers new strengths and skills to survive this new world.

Click on the cover to view the trailer or the title to reserve a copy.

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 2:31 pm.

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Rosie Nominee: Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Have you had a chance to read the Eliot Rosewater nominees for 2013-2014?  The first on the list is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. 16-year-old Anna is not looking forward to spending her senior year at a French  boarding school in Paris. She has friends, a possible boyfriend, and a life, but her father won’t hear any of her protests, so off she goes. Once in Paris, Anna meets some of her  fellow students and begins to make friends. She also finds herself falling for Etienne, a French boy with a girlfriend, so Anna tells herself she is content to just be his friend.

Click the cover to view the book trailer and the title to request a copy today!

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 3:44 pm.

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Catching Fire opening soon!


Posted 1 year, 7 months ago at 2:39 pm.

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