Halloween Is Just Around The Corner

From The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe to handbooks like Lesley Bannatyne’s A Halloween How-To : Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations, there’s plenty of material to help make your season spookier. It’s hard to keep the horror movies on the shelves this time of year, but holds can be placed for DVDs from all three library locations.…
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Oprah’s Newest Book Club Pick

On a waiting list for Oprah’s book club’s newest book, Love in the Time of Cholera?  Pick up one of these titles with similiar themes and ideas. Allende, Isabel. The Stories of Eva Luna Barrett, Andrea. Ship Fever Doctorow, E.L.  Ragtime Esquivel, Laura.  Like Water for Chocolate Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Mamet, David. Glengarry…
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Free People Read Freely

Every year, the American Library Association sponsors the national Banned Books Week, which highlights titles that have been banned or challenged. As the ALA website describes it, “Banned Books Week emphasizes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and the importance of…
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Author Robert Jordan

Fantasy writer Robert Jordan, author of the popular Wheel of Time series, died recently of primary amyloidosis. He was 58 years old. Although the fate of the unfinished twelfth volume, A Memory of Light, is unknown at this time, the previous books in the series are all available at the Fargo Public Library, in the…
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Ahoy @ Your Library

Arrr! Wednesday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Even if you don’t have a parrot to carry around on your shoulder, you can always check out some piratical material to help get you in the spirit! Items are at various Fargo Public Library locations; any of them can be placed on hold…
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