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Sayings, Folktales & Art in Latin America

These books at the library explore Latin American sayings and proverbs, folktales, arts and crafts.

Historic Preservation

These books examine how we can preserve and restore our historic buildings—why historic preservation adds to the vibrancy of contemporary neighborhoods and cities.

Award-Winning Mysteries

If you’re in the mood for a page-turning mystery, take a look at these recent winners of the Edgar Awards and Agatha Awards.

Get Serial

Back in the old days, when I was a wee piglet, books were just books. A few came with records that played on an old-fashioned device called a record player, and which was tethered to the wall by a cord and a plug. All the time.

William Allen White

Learn all about William Allen White, the famous newspaper editor from Emporia, Kansas, and close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, in these books at the Library.

History of the Mormon Church

These books at the library explore the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

BBQ Books

18th and Vine Jazz Fest

Bring out the barbecue grill – it’s National Barbecue Month! These books will inspire mouth-watering flavors.

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

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Tally has finally become a Pretty and loving it but when she meets someone who makes her feel different she set out on a quest to find the truth of the Pretties but what she finds makes her want to be a little Special!

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

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The story is a guys is infected with a virus that if he kiss anybody the will turn into savage beast, but the virus gave him power so he can hunt, stop and saving lifes or so he thought.

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

Separate but Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle by Jim Haskins

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September 3, 1957 wasn't a good first day of school in Little Rock, Arkansas. On that day a court ordered attempt to disegregate the schools in the South nine black students were sent to Central High School and when they got to the door they were met by alot of soliers.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School

Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot

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Mia is a junior but everything is going terribly worng hearing news from her boyfriend Michael, he sould be leaving for Japan for a year. Now Mia have to convince Michael to stay.

Jasmine- Grade 9 Central High School

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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The book is about three different type of worlds ugly, pretty, and specials and Tally live inthe world of the Uglies wishing that she could be a Pretty, but when she get her wish what would it cost?

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

Dangerous Girls 2 by R.L. Stine

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Destiny has left the Darkness but her she sty init. There father tried to find a cure but will he? And will Destiny have to return to the Dark to save her sister life?

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

Heart on My Sleeve by Ellen Wittlinger

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A weekend a Cartwright College leads a prospective freshman to get to the school (Chloe) when she meets a junior names Julian she gets out of control she doesn't want to stay focused. Her best friend Eli who likes chloe but she things as Eli as a brother. Get's crushed when he finds out that she liks a stuck up boy.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School

Daughter of Invention by Julia Alvarez

The Garcia family settles in New York after fleeing from the Dominican Republic. They leave to escape dictator General Issimo TruJillo vengeace of this secret police- Sim. The Garcia's are fictional but TrugJillo is not during his rule (1930-1961) many families sought refuge and a new life in the United States.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School