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River of Doubt

Are you going through Roosevelt withdrawal?

If you watched Ken Burns' seven-part film on PBS a couple of weeks ago and you want to know more about T.R., Franklin, and Eleanor, you may want to try one of these audiobooks:

Cook with a Book: Latin Spice

Chili con Corpses

We can promise sugar and spice and everything nice if you visit the library at 6 pm, this Wednesday, September 24.  

Masters of Suspense Book Club

The Bartender's TaleJoin us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Read on for summary:

Read a Good Book Lately?

new book shelf

 

No?  Then come to the library and find one on our new book shelf.  The selection changes not daily, but hourly, as books are returned and checked out again, and as brand new books arrive nearly every day in delivery.

Happy Birthday, Houston

birthday cake

On August 30, 1836, our city of Houston was founded by the Allen brothers, Augustus and John.  That makes Houston 178 years old tomorrow.

Here are some audiobooks - both factual and fictional - that feature Houston as a character:

Cook with a Book -- Ice Cream!

Ice CreamIsn't this hot weather good for something?  Hmmm, like maybe.... an excuse to indulge in an ice cream sundae?

Masters of Suspense Book Club

The PhotographJoin us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, September 8, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of The Photograph by Penelope Lively.  Copies of the book are available at the library. 

Summary follows:

Masters of Suspense Book Club

Dog TagsJoin us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, August 4, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of Dog Tags

Check Out the Moon...

The Moon

Because it will be full tonight, Thursday, June 12!  So take a moment to go outside and look for it in the southeastern sky.  Last night’s moon was high in the sky at dusk, and it had an almost delicate appearance, like fine glass.  What sort of beauty will our moon give us tonight?

As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program at Baldwin Boettcher, we will display books about the moon all summer long.  Science and astronomy, space exploration and the astronauts, folklore, photography, and maybe even a favorite book from your childhood – all will be on hand and available for check-out through August 9.

Here are a few:

Masters of Suspense Book Club

Down River

Join us at Baldwin Boettcher on July 7, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of Down River, a mystery by John Hart.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Summary follows:

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