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Monday, February 07, 2005

Secrets of the Library Revealed, Part II...

Some of you may not be aware of our cozy reading room on the first floor--walk to the back of the reference room and hang a right past the vending machines. Here you will find comfortable chairs, current best sellers, newspapers from around the world, popular magazines, and books on tape and CD.

A couple of good listens from a recent road trip....

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E. L. Konigsberg is an entertaining story of eccentricity, resolve, and individuality. Margaret Rose is a unique young girl who survives the suffocating conformity of summer camp, only to become embroiled in an effort to preserve the "outsider art" towers created by her two elderly uncles from the attack of the gentrifying suburbanites.

The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Acts by Richard Peck is quaint, amusing, and folksy, graced with a reader who is vaguely reminiscent of Henry Fonda. "If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it" starts a story that recalls a more innocent, rural way of life with humor and charm.

Both are young adult novels.


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