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Winter Study

by Nevada Barr
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale National Park to assist and observe the resident wolf packs’ habits and behaviors since wolves may soon be reintroduced to Rocky Mountain National Park where Anna is stationed. The winter study of Isle Royale’s wolves has been ongoing for fifty years but may now be in jeopardy due to the interference of Homeland Security who feels the park should be opened to the public in the winter so they can use it as a base to monitor potential terrorist threats along the Canadian border. Soon after Anna’s arrival, the odd assortment of study team members, biologists, and Homeland Security folks begin...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I love musicals and loved the 2007 version of the musical Hairspray. I was so happy when my hold came in for the soundtrack. I love listening to soundtracks for musicals; you get to revisit the whole play. So I checked out the library's copy and listened to it in my car for about a week straight (and I drive about 1 1/5 hours a day). It always put me in a great mood. So if you've seen the movie, be sure to check out the soundtrack.

Janice, Youth Services


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two stories intertwine as an award-winning Latino author living in Vermont narrates a story about her husband’s mission to the Dominican Republicto help eradicate AIDS as well as the story in her latest book about an ill-fated 19th-century Spanish expedition to Central Americato prevent future smallpox epidemics. The main characters in this novel are well-developed and face some messy dilemmas in life, e.g. the ethics of ways people are saved from epidemics.

Kathleen Z., Library Director


Fire Point

by John Smolens
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tensions simmer in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula when a stranger comes to renovate an old Victorian home and becomes involved with 19 year old Hannah, the town pariah. When Sean Colby, her former boyfriend, returns to town, his jealousy and hostility involve many other townspeople. This is suspenseful up to the chilling end.

Sue N., Youth Services

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Most of us know something of Ellis Island and the amazing number of immigrants who entered the United States in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.We study the hows and whys that so many left their native countries and traveled here.We know of the terrible conditions that many traveled in on the long journeys.But, did you ever stop to think of the number of immigrants who arrived on the shore of Ellis Island ill or carrying a contagious disease?What happened to those people?

Enter America’s Immigrant Hospital.“The hospital was massive and modern- 22 state-of-the-art buildings crammed onto two small islands, which were man-made from rock...


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