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Staff Blogs

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Ages 9-12 (and older!) Morrigan...
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Do you set reading goals for yourself? Every year since 2014, I’ve set a...
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Kendare Blake will be at the Nepean Centrepoint branch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm to give a talk on her writing process and popular YA novels.
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A Mystery History display has appeared at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch. These titles are...
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Have you been following #askalibrarian on Twitter but would really prefer to #askalibrarian in...
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On May 5th, Sarah Dessen released her 12th book, Saint Anything . You can...
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from inside the comic, a person huddled up in a tree root
If you love Lumberjanes , Dungeons and Dragons, and or awesome comic books, oh...
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During Nepean Centrepointe's June 2017 TAG meeting, our Teens created a Goodluck/Bonne Chance pennant...
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June 1812. In the blink of an eye, Lady Helen Wrexhall’s life is forever...
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cover of the wrath and the dawn
When it’s cold outside, why not read about somewhere hot... Rebel of the Sands...
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Customers read books from libraries for entertainment, to learn, and in that order. Readers...
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Independent research is the norm in a society where information is abundant and accessible...
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Here is a short story from the front line: Very recently a customer came...
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In their modern form, comics are accessible and anything but immature, or some “lowly”...
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I enjoy books that exercise the mind, consider a view that is not my...
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That handsome fellow on the cover is Solo. Solo is a working dog- no...
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Imagination is a wonder full thing and fairy gardens are a wonder full example...
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My attention was held and released like a ghost ship that drifts in and...
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There exists today a work of approximately 240 pages that has been carbon dated...
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