THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Thursday Jul 25 ROBIN DAVIS THURSDAY, JULY 25; 7 PM ROBIN DAVIS will introduce her memoir Recipe for Joy. If you are a stepmother or about to become one, or if you simply enjoy a tender story about creating a loving family, this book is...
  2. Saturday Jul 27 JULY FREE FAMILY FUN CAMP! Kids and parents are invited to stop in sometime between 2 and 4 pm and participate in these fun-filled activities. July 27 : Scrumdiddlyumptious Saturday! Enjoy a Tea Rex and Alice in Wonderland Storytime and the Mad Hatter tea party...
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HOT BOOKS


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    The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highly anticipated blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams, featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie. Set years after Return of the Jedi, "this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

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    This #1"New York Times" best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
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    See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart. Colin is giving his second chance his best shot. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

    A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."
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ROBIN DAVIS

THURSDAY, JULY 25; 7 PM

ROBIN DAVIS will introduce her memoir Recipe for Joy. If you are a stepmother or about to become one, or if you simply enjoy a tender story about creating a loving family, this book is for you. Robin Davis has been a successful food writer for almost 20 years. She was contented with her life and could never see herself marrying and having children. But, since life often takes unexpected turns, she found herself in love with a young widower who was raising his 3 children, and voila, she married him and became an instant stepmom.

Easing into the role of stepmom, she used her cooking skills and love of food to engage the children. Food became the early bridge to connect to them; their growing love became the ingredient that binds them. The book also contains delicious recipes that the family enjoys.

Robin Davis is currently the food editor at the Columbus Dispatch and she hosts a weekly cooking segment on the local CBS affiliate. She is married to Ken Heigel and is stepmother to Ben, Molly, and Sarah.

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