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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 […]

With Halloween closing out the month, Horror is a traditional theme for October, and the Year of Reading Challenge saw no reason to mess with tradition! Read any horror book in October and log it as an Activity Badge to be entered into the monthly drawing for a gift card. Below is a list compiled […]

  After having to take 2020 off (how often have we all said that?), Local Author Fair is returning! It’s not going to be quite like our first event back in 2019, but we actually think it might turn out to be even better. Let me explain. Just like our 2019 Local Author Fair, we […]

Since March of 2020, our services and programs have been forced to change. Some things we made to-go, others we moved online, and yet more programs had to be paused. Now we’re slowly trying to bring some programs back to how they once were. One program that took a little hiatus but is starting back […]

One of our favorite recent additions to our database collection is NewsBank. With access to over 3,500 different newspapers and other media outlets, you can see what’s happening locally or all over the country. You can see today’s Repository, or read back issues for the past several years. And all you need to use NewsBank […]

It’s a new month, and we have a great selection to share with you of new books, DVDs, and CDs for adults. There’s new Nicholas Sparks, Craig Johnson, and Beverly Lewis in fiction. The HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, as well as new seasons of The Blacklist and Young Sheldon on DVD.  Plus we […]

The Year of Reading Challenge is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in September! Read any book by an author of Hispanic heritage and log it as an Activity Badge to be entered into the monthly drawing for a gift card. Below is a list compiled by staff using the NoveList database, which you can also […]