September 14, 2011
Mark your calendars, Friends of the Oregon Public Library Book Sale is coming soon!
If you have a Friends membership, you can get in earlier for the Preview Sale. To get a membership, click here
October 14-15 Information
3-4p Friday October 14 Friends of the Library Preview Sale
4-7p Friday October 14 Sale open to the Public
9a-3p Saturday October 15 Sale open to the Public
1-3p Saturday October 15 ($2 bag sale)
Author Stevens writes a fascinating suspenseful tale about a woman who looks into her past. Adopted as a child, and the mother of a six year old, she wants to know about her birth parents. However, sometimes Never Knowing would have been better…
I won’t give anything else away. Read and enjoy.
August 26, 2011
Did you know that you can checkout travel guidebooks onto your ereader? Go to the Wisconsin Public Library’s Digital Download Center to find out more.
Fiction and non-fiction are of course available too.
August 15, 2011
If you couldn’t put down the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett, you will not want to miss watching The Help in theaters now.
March 23, 2011
– Andy, library patron
March 21, 2011
Room is a riveting read. Room is compelling, horrific, and hopeful. I had to visit the captivity, briefly.
Room is not a place you will want to visit. Unfortunately for Ma and Jack, this is where they live. Jack in fact, was born there and spent his entire 5 years living in this 11 by 11 foot space; Ma, has for at least a year or two longer. Room is expertly narrated by Jack, in his 5 year old voice. His only contact with the outside world is what he watches on his rabbit-eared television set for a program or two a day, and what little Ma has told him. Would you want to tell a child not able to go outside what he is missing? I would not. The only other person Jack knows is real is Old Nick, who is older than Ma who delivers food and brings Sundaytreat.
I could not put it down.
-Susan K, staff
March 16, 2011
City girl Tamara was born into wealth and luxury, but her life is turned upside down when her father acquires too many debts and takes the easy way out with suicide. Tamara and her mother, left destitute, move in with her strange Aunt and kind Uncle outside a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Then she finds a old book in the library bookmobile, a diary written in her own hand that tells her what will happen the next day.
Can she change what happens? Should she try to change what will happen? Will it make a difference? Will she unlock any secrets?
Susan K, staff
February 21, 2011
Mothers and other liars is a book that you can’t help but want to read. I was hooked when I read that the mom, Ruby, found a baby and rescued her from a truck stop trash can. It was nine years later when Ruby find out that the baby was not tossed aside by the birth parents, but by drugged up carjackers.
You read about kids finding their faces on milk cartons, but what do you do when you see your “adopted” daughter’s baby picture in a missing person’s ad in a magazine? Ruby and Lark (the baby)’s story unfolds from there.
A good read for book clubs. A reading group guide is included. This is Amy Bourret’s first book.
-Susan K, staff
February 17, 2011
Do you have a new Ebook reader? Did you know you can download books for free using Overdrive through the library? There are several E-readers, like the Nook and Sony E-reader that are compatible. Sorry though, the Kindle does not play with Overdrive.
Call the library for more information. Check out this link to find out what titles are available.
Not sure how the download process works? Check out this video.
December 16, 2010
For a light romance set in regency times, look no further than A Matter of class by Mary Balogh. Reginald and Annebelle have both fallen from their parents graces and are thrown into a forced marriage to each other. Never mind that the two families have been feuding for the past 30 years. The ending may not be what you expect. Check it out to find out more.
Susan K, Staff