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Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Jack Quinlan has secrets. Lots of secrets. Upon returning to his hometown after a close relative suffers a serious accident, the reality Jack has created and shared with his wife, Sarah, for years quickly begins to unravel. What really happened to Jack’s parents all those years ago? Just how much is Jack hiding? Sarah Quinlan must find out. But will she be able to fill in all the missing pieces before it’s too late? Sarah enlists the help of locals to get to the bottom of Jack’s dark secrets, which all seem to lead to the cellar in Jack’s childhood home. 

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President’s Day

Learn some interesting facts about our United States presidents and maybe find out if you have what it takes in So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

For a very funny story about NOT liking Valentine’s Day, check out Here Comes Valentine’s Cat by Deborah Underwood.

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Have You Ever Heard of Watermelon Snow?

This snow is the color of watermelon and also smells like watermelon.  But don’t eat it, because it gets its color and smell from tiny algae that love to grow in sub-zero temperatures.

 Need some winter ideas for playing in the snow? Come check out some of our books like Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires by Birgitta Ralston.

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Chinese New Year

Ring in the Year of the Monkey by reading The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven:Classic Chinese Folktales by Ji-Li Jiang.

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

Rosa Parks was born on this date in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Learn more about this courageous woman in Rosa Parks by Christine Taylor-Butler.

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

To have a mental illness is frustrating - to the person who has one and very often to those around her.  Jenny Lawson has several, including OCD, ADD, depression and an anxiety disorder.  As bad as things can get at some times in her life, Lawson believes in seizing the moment and experiencing as many positive adventures as possible.  She calls this being “furiously happy”. 

 Lawson is a best-selling author and a well-known blogger and is often hilarious.  This book reads like a collection of blogs based on real episodes in her life; on the c...

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Evermore Dragon by Barbara Joosse

One day, Girl and Dragon played a game of hide and seek.  First, Dragon hid, curling his “Drag-enormo-self” behind a very small rock.  Try as she might, looking everywhere, even climbing a tree to get a better look, Girl cannot find him until Dragon jumps out with a resounding, “BOO!”  When it is Girl’s turn to hide, she runs far away, through the woods, across the logs in the bog, across a tall, tall bridge, “to a faraway place with such a hidey-hole place,” and she didn’t make a sound.  There she waited for Dragon. . ...

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Normal by Graeme Cameron

In this, his first novel, Graeme Cameron takes the reader into the complex mind of a serial killer, a unique character who remains nameless, and whose undoing is built up, throughout the story. Prone to violence from his past, and frustrated by the disillusioned and complicated relationships with the women in his life, the character becomes more greatly understood as his demise unfolds, and the extremes that are “normal” to the character, become to the reader as well. Cameron’s ability to create a cast of such deeply conflicted characters whose complexities intertwine in d...

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Writing Tutors Available at the Butman Fish LibraryThe Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is open for FREE tutoring and writing workshops on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Butman Fish Library. The SCWC is staffed by trained, SVSU Writing Center tutors. There is no need to register for workshops or tutoring in advance.WorkshopsFebruary 9 6-7:30 Creative Writing for grades 6-12February 23 6-7:30 Writing for the SATMarch 8 6-7:30 Creative Writing for grades 6-12March 22 Cover Letter and Resume Writing

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National Pie Day.

Pieby Sarah Weeks is a delicious mystery story which also contains 14 different pie recipes.

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Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

I listened to this book on an audiobook.  I love listening to books as I drive to and from work and out on errands.  It really makes the mundane tasks more tolerable especially if it is good book and reader.  This book gets a thumbs up on both accounts from me.  Okay, onward with my review.

Kimberly Rossi is a want-to-be author with some devastating heartbreaks in her past.  These heartbreaks have taken a toll on her and are especially hard at Christmas.  She hears about a writers retreat in Vermont at the Mistletoe Inn and is intrigued.  After all,...

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