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Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

Now that Spring is in full bloom, it’s a perfect time to visit the library and admire the art. Yes, we are blessed with a variety of original pieces by important artists that grace the grounds and walls.  I admit I took much of it for granted until only recently. As a storm moved east… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

5 Star Fridays · Fiction

Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

The sixth Robert Langdon novel is coming in October! Time to reread The DaVinci Code and brush up on your mystery-solving abilities! While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

5 Star Fridays · non fiction

Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his… Continue reading Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Uncategorized

Beauty and the Beast

Loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter? Go see her take on a different role-Belle-in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Everyone knows the story…the beautiful but eccentric daughter of an inventor takes her father’s place in a magical castle as prisoner. There she encounters a hideous Beast who terrifies her soul. A beast who was once… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Uncategorized

The Poisonwood Bible

Leaving the Southwest of America, the setting of most of her previous books, Barbara Kingsolver delves into the deepest part of the Congo in this story. Meet Nathan Price, Evangelical Christian preacher, who takes his family on a life-changing trip to Africa to spread the Good News. Told from the vantage points of Nathan and… Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible