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When a new swimming pool is being dug in Paul’s backyard, he finds a buried box with a wishing ring inside.  Read about his ensuing adventures in the children’s chapter book, Secrets of the Magic Ring, by Karen McQuestion (recommended for ages 9-12 and older). Our book trailer elaborates.  The book is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

Randy Attwood wrote 3 Very Quirky Tales as an Amazon Kindle edition, but an expanded paperback edition is also available (six short stories total). Our book trailer summarizes the Kindle edition.  The paperback edition is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

In Krapp’s Last Tape, Samuel Beckett examines aging, isolation, and loneliness. Our book trailer elaborates.  It is a poignant one-act play with a single cast member, so seeing it performed is a more meaningful experience than reading the published versions; still, the play is available in print through interlibrary loan (ILL).  ILL forms are available from the library’s circulation desk.

CodeQuest Hieroglyphs: Solve the Mystery from Ancient Egypt, by Sean Callery, is one of the CodeQuest series of nonfiction historical mysteries in which the reader becomes the central character in these challenging interactive stories. Readers learn to interpret historical codes, symbols, and pictograms and hone code-breaking skills to follow clues and find answers.  Our book trailer elaborates.

In Hieroglyphs, author Sean Callery presents the reader with a museum displaying one golden Egyptian cat statue. Its mate has gone missing. It’s up to the reader to find it. Starting with a display case, the reader searches for clues and must learn to interpret ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to solve the mystery. The key to Egyptian history, the hieroglyphic record, comes alive in this interesting test of the reader’s deductive prowess. There is an accompanying CD disc.

The book is recommended for readers ages 9-12.  It is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

When an American family adopts Norman, a shelter dog, and he doesn’t respond to their commands, they assume he’s not too bright (but still lovable). Through a chance encounter at the park, when a man speaking a foreign language causes Norman to respond, they realize that Norman doesn’t understand English.  Our book trailer elaborates.  You’ll have to read this delightful children’s picture book to discover what new language the family must learn so they can communicate with their dog.  Norman, Speak!, by Caroline Adderson & Qin Leng, is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

Rand & Rose Flem-Ath have been studying Atlantis for many years.  They offer a thoughtful analysis of the evidence suggesting that this long-lost civilization was located on northern Antarctica before the earth’s crust shifted the continent to its current location.  Our book trailer elaborates. Atlantis Beneath the Ice: The Fate of the Lost Continent is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

Cat's Eye View @ MPL: Cows Falling Out of the Skies!

Cauli Le Chat, MPL feline roving reporter, attended the Great Cow Drop at Greenwood Public Library today and shares all the excitement, with loads of photos.

Cat's Eye View @ MPL: Following Paul Hadley's Footsteps, Part Trois

Cauli Le Chat, MPL Feline Roving Reporter, visits another locale where Mooresville artist Paul Hadley painted landscapes a century ago.

Cat's Eye View @ MPL: Sweet! Road Trip to Hunter's Honey Farm

Cauli Le Chat, MPL feline roving reporter, was afraid of being stung, so she sent “Flat” Cauli and her minions on a road trip adventure to Hunter’s Honey Farm near Martinsville, Indiana.

Can Peruvian whistling vessels create an altered state of consciousness?  So says Daniel Statnekov in his book, Animated Earth: a Story of Peruvian Whistles and Transformation (North Atlantic Books, 2nd ed., 2003).  Our book trailer elaborates.  The book is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.