Dysfunction and Turkey

There’s something about Turkey Day that makes one think of how much they dislike that one Aunt...you're the one. Let’s face it, all year round, you avoid contact with most of the people in your family tree in order to brace yourself for the insanity that is Thanksgiving Day. It’s almost the worst-kept secret in […]

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Whether you know them as Leathernecks, Jarheads or Devil Dogs, America is inherently proud of its Marines. The USMC, founded in 1775, is the United States’ expeditionary armed force, playing a major role as the first force on the ground in most conflicts. Today, approximately 180,000 Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready […]

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Absurd Books

They always say you should never judge a book by its cover but by its contents. But, whoever said this had never seen the books we have seen. While sorting through the many great books we have in Center for the Reader at Central Library, we found a couple of odd looking ones peppered throughout […]

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Fall in LoveAgain…

There’s nothing more gratifying than getting our hands on a story that pulls us in from the first sentence, keeps us up way past our bedtime and makes us wish the story continues long after we’ve read the last page. However, as many times as we read them, nothing is quite as fulfilling as that […]

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Urban Fiction

Have you checked out our Urban Fiction collection in The Center for the Reader? The genre made its debut in the 60’s and 70’s and most stories had inner city settings. Topics such as gangs, violence, drugs, poverty, and prostitution are typically found in stories in this genre, although there is a subgenre of Christian […]

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