Featured Database – Newsbank: America’s Newspapers

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Access the Peoria Journal Star online by clicking here!

To search and read newspapers from throughout Illinois, click here.

To access newspapers from throughout the country, including the Wall Street Journal, Peoria Journal Star, USA Today, and Washington Post, click here. 

New to E-Books or Need Help?

  DPLD offers e-book and e-reader workshops; check the event calendar to see what we have coming up. Sign up for a one-on-one tutorial for help with your device. If you are reading e-books on certain e-readers, you’ll need to download Adobe Digital Editions. If you are using an Apple or Android mobile device, tablet, Kindle Fire, or Nook Tablet, you’ll need to download the OverDrive Media Console App. See a list of compatible devices.

CACTUS Club @ Your Library

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Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club

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Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style). Meets September – June.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, January 19.

The meeting room for our next CACTUS Club gathering will be open from 10 to noon to work on all of your unfinished projects. Our challenge reveal, should you choose to participate, will be at 10:30!

We provide the tables…you bring your unfinished projects to work on. Meet others to share ideas & learn new techniques!

Hope you can join us. Bring a friend!

Knit & Stitch @ Your Library

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Meet new people as you work on a fresh project or finish that UFO that’s been sitting around a while. New knitters and crocheters and other needle crafters welcome…friendly help is here!

Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, January 12.

“Who Picked This?” Book Club

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We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 10 am.

On Tuesday, January 16 we will be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   –  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST  –  AMAZON EDITORS’ PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

–Amazon

February 20:  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 

7•Ups Book Club

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This group meets on the 4th Thursday at 11:00 during February, March, April, May, August, September, and October.

Title: Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death Series #1), Author: Ariana Franklin

On Thursday, October 27 we’ll be discussing Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Synopsis from Barnes & Noble…

The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a “vibrant medieval mystery…[it] outdoes the competition.”

In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia’s investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country’s churches, the killer prepares to strike again.

Monday Morning Book Club

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Kids play while the adults discuss the book club selection!  We usually meet on the 2nd Monday at 9:30 in the morning. Meets September – June.

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Our next book is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford that we’ll discuss at 9:30 on Monday, January 8.

In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.

Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago.

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

– Amazon

February 12:  Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Page Turners

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Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1 pm.

 

Thursday, January 4, at 1:00

All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward

The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal and won the Pulitzer Prize for investigation.

This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time. It is, as Time magazine wrote in their All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books list, “the work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

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February 1 – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

March 1 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

April 5 – The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, preceded by a movie showing at 11:00.

May 3 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

June 7 – Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

July 5 – Uncommon Type and Other Stories by Tom Hanks

August 2 – For Who the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, preceded by a movie showing at 11:00.

September 6 – The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

October 4 – Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

November 1 – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

December 6 – Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

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