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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories

By Stephen King

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader - "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."


 

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The Secret Hum of a Daisy

By Tracy Holczer

Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell...

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Another Day as Emily

By Eileen Spinelli

Eleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother is a local hero for calling 911 after seeing their elderly neighbor collapse, and only her best friend was able to win a role in the play they both auditioned for. Feeling cast aside from all angles, Suzy sees a kindred spirit in Emily Dickinson, the subject of her summer project. Suzy decides to escape from her disappointments by emulating the poet's life of solitude: no visitors or phone calls (only letters delivered through her window) , no friends (except her goldfish, Ottilie) , and no outings (except church, but only if she can wear her long white Emily dress) .
But being a recluse is harder than Suzy predicted. Will she find a way to fold Emily into her life while also remaining true to herself?
 

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Events & Classes

Check out our classes, discussion groups, craft groups, and storytimes for everyone.

Sun, Feb 7, 2016
Great Backyard Bird Watch at 2:00 PM

This fun and family-friendly citizen-science project takes place every year over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Join Audubon Society of Western PA as we learn about our backyard birds and discover how to be a part of this year’s count. This program is geared towards school-age children and their families. All ages are invited to attend.



Location: Program Room

Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Toddler Story Time at 10:30 AM

This storytime is for toddlers ages 24 to 36 months. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 12 toddlers. Registration is required.



Location: Lauri Ann West Children's Room

Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Fitness with Elena at 10:30 AM

This one-hour class will improve your fitness with a mix of stretching and Pilates. Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays. The first class is free. The cost for ongoing classes is $10 per class. Bring your own mat. The instructor is Elena Borisova, who has experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at a number of fitness centers in the area.



Location: Program Room

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