It's a Pigeon Party!

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

We're having a Pigeon Party!

At the Pigeon Party, we will:

-Read Pigeon books

-Sing songs

-Make a Pigeon Puppet

-Eat treats 

AND 

Explore a School Bus!!!

Sign up at the front desk--Sign up is appreciated, but not required.


Book Club Recommendations

Here's some great recommendations from our Book Club!

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The Dark Series, or Carpathian Novels by Christine Feehan

The Carpathians are a powerful and ancient race. They have many gifts, including the ability to shape-shift. They lives long lives, sometimes for thousands of years. Though they feed on human blood, they don’t kill humans unless they’ve gone insane. Despite their gifts and long life, the Carpathians are on the edge of extinction. The few children that have been born to them are all male and often die within the first year of life. Without having a lifemate, a term the Carpathians use to describe their female counterpart, they slowly go insane and kill. Once they take another life, they lose their soul and becomes an undead, a vampire. The only chance they have for survival is to find human women that can withstand becoming a lifemate.

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The Noble Dead Saga by Barb and J.C. Hendee

This series follows Magiere and her Half-Elf friend Leesil in which they battle vampires and ancient evils that threaten the entire world, all the while discovering things about themselves they had never known. Magiere finds out what her father actually was, and in turn what she is. Leesil isn’t accepted in the Elf world for having a human father, even though he had nothing to do with his mother’s decision to leave her people. And is Leesil’s dog Chap just a dog or is Chap from another race entirely? Do all of these things keep happening to Magiere and Leesil by chance? Or is something else drawing them?  If you enjoyed The Lord of the Rings you’ll love the Noble Dead Saga.

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The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

A woman’s perspective on the tale of King Arthur told in a very different way than what we know. Fantastic, amazing, and hard to put down! We follow the story through Morgaine (Morgan le Fay who is not some evil sorceress like we have been told), Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere), Viviane, Morgause, and Igraine, all of whom play important roles in Arthur’s story.

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Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family as fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walkers by. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor... from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she'll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

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Jemima J by Jane Green

Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself–as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails–no small feat.

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A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders—will he ever find his purpose?

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Big Girl by Danielle Steel

A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. Her father, Jim, is tall and slender, and her mother, Christina, is a fine-boned, dark-haired beauty. Both are self-centered, outspoken, and disappointed by their daughter’s looks. When Victoria is six, she sees a photograph of Queen Victoria, and her father has always said she looks just like her. After the birth of Victoria’s perfect younger sister, Gracie, her father liked to refer to his firstborn as “our tester cake.” With Gracie, everyone agreed that Jim and Christina got it right.


While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.

When Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point.

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The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother coming just as her own life is spinning out of control has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it is in reconnecting with her mother that she will learn life’s most precious lessons true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

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What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at a local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades old journal, and a window into her own past.

Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara’s father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care—and Clara is committed to the public asylum.

Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara’s story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother’s violent act? Piecing together Clara’s fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices—with shocking and unexpected results.

 

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The Consequences (The Affair #2) by Colette Freedman

Over the course of one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker confirmed her suspicions about her husband's affair, confronted his mistress, Stephanie, and saved her marriage. She and Robert have eighteen years, two teenagers, and a film production business between them--plus a bond that Kathy has no intention of giving up on. Yet though Robert is contrite, Kathy can't quite silence her doubts.

While Robert reels from his wife's ultimatum and his mistress's rejection, Stephanie makes a discovery: she's pregnant. Her resolve to stay away from Robert wavers now that they could make a real family together. And in the days that follow, Stephanie, Robert, and Kathy must each reckon with the intricate realities of desire, the repercussions of betrayal, and the secrets that, once revealed, ripple through lives and relationships in thoroughly unexpected ways.

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