In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. (Read more...)
As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight (but she doesn't), and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom, to a prince she has never met.
On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive, unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets, even as she finds herself falling in love.
John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr to liar, fanatic, and
the father of American terrorism.
Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable. Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the moral wrong of slavery. He was willing to die for something modern Americans agree was a just cause. Yet he was willing to kill for it, too, in the name of
Award-winning nonfiction author Albert Marrin brings nineteenth-century issues into the modern arena with ease and grace in a book that is sure to rivet readers and spark serious discussion.
Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. (Read more...)
This is Shackleton's story and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him, many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It's an astonishing feat, and was unprecedented at the time, that all the men in the expedition survived.
Shackleton's expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it's impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi's earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark.
fantastical exploration of mechanical contrivances, including working Victorian contraptions, gear and clockwork mechanisms, and incredible fictional adventures. For ages 12-18. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jul 31st, 6:30-7:30pm.