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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Set in the early days of the Great Depression, this novel by Anton DiSclafani introduces Thea Atwell as she is deported from her protected home and family to a secluded horseback riding camp for rich girls.  While it is apparent that Thea has done something she and her parents consider terrible, this tragic incident is revealed slowly.  There is a lot of suspense in this story, though it’s not a suspense story in the usual sense.  This is a mystery without a dead body. 

Let's Hop on Down to Australia

Destination: Australia

 

 

 

Did you know there are animals in Australia that you will not see anywhere else on earth in the wild? 

Football Season

I Beat the OddsThe weather is not yet crisp and cool, but football season has started nonetheless.  Here are some fiction and nonfiction audiobooks featuring football players and coaches to bring on the team spirit:

Fall Begins Sunday!

It's Fall!Maybe the weather will be cooler or maybe it will still be hot -- but Fall begins this Sunday, September 22, and at Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, September 24, 11 am, we will hear some stories about Fall.  Come join us as we all sing, dance, and decorate a leaf in celebration of the new season!

Spice Train: Peru

Peruvian CuisineWhat do people in Peru like to eat? 

Come find out this Monday, September 23, at 6 pm, as Baldwin Boettcher's Spice Train travels to Peru for a special program celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  You can sample some favorite Peruvian dishes, visit with library staff and your neighbors, and listen to Latin music.  Ahhh!  Sounds fun!

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Mission RoadJoin us as we read and discuss another fine mystery:  Mission Road by Rick Riordan.  We'll meet on October 7, 6:30 pm, and newcomers are always welcome.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Read on for summary:

Celebrate the Great Outdoors at Storytime!

leavesIt's time for Storytime in the Garden!  This storytime is for all children and their parents, and we meet at 10:30 am on the third Monday of each month (that's September 16!) right next door to the library in beautiful Mercer Arboretum.  This Monday's theme:  Fall!

And on Tuesday, September 17, at the 11 am Preschool Storytime, we'll continue our outdoor theme by enjoying some fine picture books about picnics!  Preschool Storytime is recommended for children ages 3-6 years old.  Come have fun with us next week!

Listen Up, Me Hearties!

pirateYes, we'll be hearin' some pirate tales at Pre-School Storytime on the morn of Tuesday, the tenth o' September!  We're to gather 'round at 11 o'clock in the Baldwin Boettcher meeting room, so don't tarry or you'll be missin' some of the fun!  Arrrrrgh!!

 

Rain, rain, come our way!

rainPreschool storytime theme for Tuesday, September 3, 11:00 am:  Rain!

Come join us and listen to some lovely stories as we learn all about rain.  This storytime is recommended for children ages 3-6 years old.  We'll also sing and dance, so come prepared to have fun!

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