Don't Know What to Read Next? Try This

Looking for something new to read? Tired of the same old (insert favorite genre here ... mystery, western, sci-fi, romance, graphic novel)?

Help Me Find This Book

Sometimes I get a reference question I just can't figure out. One of those questions resurfaced this week when a customer asked me, "Did you ever figure out the title of that book I asked you and your librarian friends about months ago?"

Uh, no.

The customer is looking for a book he read 20 or so years ago that may or may not have been a school assignment. The book is about a librarian in an American frontier town who tries to bring culture to the townsfolk. They make progress, but then revert to their heathen ways. So I searched our on-line catalog again, to no avail. What I did find, however, were a disturbing number of murder mysteries involving librarians. Too much shushing over the years? Too little shushing lately? Who knows?

Anyway, the point is ... I need help! Has anyone read this book before? If so, please send me the title.

Thanks bunches.


Share the Color

fall leavesCelebrate the changing season by sharing your favorite fall photos with the library community. Submitted photos should be framed or neatly mounted and will be placed in the display case. See a librarian for details!

Halloween Steals Christmas

Join us in celebrating Halloween with a spooktakular almost classic movie at 4 pm next Thursday, Oct. 29. The King of Halloween Town -- bored with shivers, scares and screams -- decides to do Christmas instead. But the confused ghoul gets it all wrong, starting with kidnapping Santa. The movie is rated PG.   

And the winners are...

The Parker Williams Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia contest: Jo Muse and Tammy Miller! They have each won a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Thank you so much to those who participated and keep your eye out for our next contest. You may be a winner.