If you’ve seen our most recent newsletter, you may have noticed that we have a new discussion group for films! The format is much the same as a book club – you can watch the movie sometime during the course of the month, and then come to discuss it at the library with other […]

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And if you’ve ever scored a mint condition Coach handbag at a thrift store for $10, you know the dopamine rush that comes when you realize you’re saving hundreds of dollars on a high-price item just because you took the time to browse. If treasure hunting […]

The word “databases” for some people brings up a vision of boring research and school papers. For others of you, I bet you see the word “databases” and your eyes just glaze over, because you aren’t even entirely sure what that means. But here’s the thing—there’s lots of stuff we at the library refer to […]

Our first ever Year of Reading Challenge is about to come to an end as we ask folks to participate in our final theme—Mysteries! Throughout the year, we have had a different theme every month, and any book you read that fits the theme makes you eligible to win a gift card. But you have […]

The air is crisp, the days are noticeably shorter, and there’s really no doubt that fall is here. And with fall, comes a batch of new November titles for adults to enjoy, especially from big name authors releasing books for the holidays. I suppose I should mention, though, that there are some supply chain issues […]

I love nonfiction. I think sometimes nonfiction gets a bad rap for being dry and too much like school, but there’s so much fascinating and readable nonfiction out there, I get really excited when I have a chance to share it. So, here we are, with nonfiction as a monthly theme for the Year of […]

As we continue our Explore Writing theme, next week will be talking about Stephen King’s book, On Writing. Part writing how-to, part memoir, the book is a fascinating examination of one of the most popular authors in history, as well as his thoughtful advice for anyone who enjoys writing. I envision the discussion being a […]

October 2021: We’re celebrating Stephen King With over 350 million copies of his books sold worldwide, he’s been crowned the king of horror – and we feel like that needs to be celebrated! October will get a little creepier at the NCPL as we devote a whole month of programs to the one and only […]

It’s a new month, and that means we’re getting ready for new books, DVDs, and CDs to share with all of you. And if you can believe it, we’re even getting in our first batch of Christmas books for the year, and those are included at the end of the list. There’s plenty for folks […]

This October we are encouraging Teens and Adults to write a ghost story for the chance to win a prize: one lucky teen gets a Zepp’s gift card and the Adult winner gets a gift card for Books-A-Million. We’re pretty flexible on the definition of story, but a standard length for a short story is […]