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Sing In The Key Of Off

Singing For DummiesI've spent much of my life singing.  Not professionally, of course.  I'll sing along with the radio in my car, while watching a movie at home, and when any old 

Swedish Crime Wave

Swedish crime and mystery fiction books are now in high demand - thanks to the success of Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

Pioneer Woman Cooking

The Pioneer Woman If you've never heard of the Pioneer Woman, you've been missing out.  Miss out no longer because here's the scoop: Ree Drummond, otherwise known as the Pioneer Woman, lives in Oklahoma on a cattle ranch and loves to cook.  Originally from Los Angeles, this city dweller ended up marrying a cowboy and settling down on a farm.  She has been blogging about her ranch experiences and cooking adventures on her website since 2005. 

Pac-Man vs. Productivity

If you've visited Google today, you've seen the new interactive logo celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man.  The logo is a fully functional game based on the original - complete with original sounds and a mind-numbing 255 levels.  Have you been pulled into it?  Is it keeping you from working?  No worries!  Take back some of your

Lost At Sea

When you think of stories involving people stranded out to sea or

What If...

Ever wondered what life would be like if a key point in history was missing or altered?

New Nonfiction Titles

If you're like me, you're always on the hunt for new books to enjoy.  Nonfiction books are my favorite, so I spend time each week searching for new and interesting books on the New York Times Nonfiction list and the Publisher's Weekly Nonfiction list.  I also ask around for some good tips from other readers.  And, of course, I always check the

Spring Cleaning

 
It's a popular time of year to get organized by cleaning out all that built up clutter.  Need some guidance and motivation to get started?  Grab these helpful titles and put your organization game plan into action!
 
 
 

Calling All Coaches

 Spring is almost here!  It's no longer chilly enough to be uncomfortable, yet it's not too humid to be unbearable.  A lot of parents and families find themselves outdoors this time of year watching youth sports.  Some parents even find themselves coaching those sports.  If you're a newly nominated coach or even a returning coach looking for new strategies, you can find some helpful and informative guides at the library:
 

Get Ready, Get Set, Garden!

Sure, parts of Houston just recorded snowfall last week, but don't let that stop you from planning your Spring garden.  No matter what type of garden you're looking for, we have a book for you: 
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