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In Your Own Backyard

               Please join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library for Ed McGuire's presentation on Genealogy.  Pick up tips on how to start searching for your ancestors: where to start, the numerous resources available as well as guidance on searching international records.  Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends group.  Interested in helping to shape future presentations? Speak with a Friend or email us and find out how you can volunteer with the Friends of the Stowe Free Library!    

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2018 ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association with the help from the YALSA department announced the Youth Media Awards this morning- live from the Mid-winter conference in Colorado!  Check out the award presentation here: http://ala.unikron.com/2018  

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February Adult Book Club

We had a great meeting in January – Thank you to those who were able to come!  We had a great conversation about life, triumphs and tribulations, how funny Delia Ephron is (who knew?!), as well as discussing the bakeries in New York! It was a delightful change of pace over the holidays and from our last book – all about spies in Europe.  This month we were looking for something that was more recent, something that would be timely in topic.  We had several suggestions from our group – and I’ve narrowed it down to “The Power” by Naomi

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Staff Picks for 2017

Cindy Weber, Director 1. News of the World by Paulette Jiles In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers

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