The only woman in the room

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: She was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

Source:: New Materials

Liar liar

Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop . . . gone very bad.

In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law.

It’s all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next.

As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side-and finally crosses it-Harriet won’t stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

Source:: New Materials

Of Blood and Bone

“They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before — the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted — and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.” —

Source:: New Materials

Summer Reading Program

 June-July, ages 6-15

Registration: must be registered by 12 pm, Sat. June 2!

Program dates: Wed. June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 2018.

Summer reading IS fun!

Each Wednesday, the younger summer readers meet in the basement activity room for FUN activities, crafts, stories, games and PRIZES. The groups also visit the library upstairs and check out a book.

The older group (age 11-15) meets for 30 minutes to check out a book, collect their prizes, and play our version of “Minute to Win It!”,  “Jeopardy”, and other super fast and fun games. They’ll win gifts cards from their favorite Akron places!

All you’ll need is a library card…

Everyone must have a library card to check out books. To get a card, parents will need to visit the library and show proof of residence with a Colorado Drivers License (or Colorado I.D. card) showing their current Washington County address.

Ages, times, reading requirements

  •  Age 6-7, 1:00-2:00. Read or be read to, for 1 hour, and collect 1 PRIZE! Prizes to choose from include toys, craft kits, and food. When 10 hours of reading is reached, a NEW BOOK is awarded!
  • Age 8-10, 2:30-3:30. Read 2 hours and win 1 PRIZE! Prizes to choose from include toys, craft kits, and food. When 20 hours of reading is reached, a NEW BOOK is awarded!
  • Age 11-15, 4:00-4:30. When 20 hours of reading are reached, a GIFT CARD from a local business is awarded!
  • Check out our photos from previous  Summer Reading FUN!

We love to have help for the younger groups, from teens who are 16+ ! To volunteer call the library at 970-345-6818.