Monday, September 29, 2014


As the days and nights turn colder, people start to look for more things to do indoors.  And, what could be better than a nice craft project?  Whether you want to pick up a new hobby or want some new ideas for an old favorite, the Library has a wide variety of books for you to check out!

General Crafting:
The Big Book of Crafts and Activities
Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts
The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners
Green Crafts: Become an Earth-Friendly Craft Star, Step by Easy Step!
Fairy World Crafts
Dazzling Bead & Wire Crafts

Jewelry Making:
Junk-Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low Cost (Or No Cost) Jewelry Projects
Cool Beaded Jewelry
The Complete Jewelry Making Course
Wire Jewelry in an Afternoon
Earringology: How to Make Dangles, Drops, Chandeliers, & More

Fat-Quarter Quilting: 21 Terrific 16" x 20" Projects
60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix & Match
505 Quilt Blocks: Plus 36 Beautiful Projects
Quilting With a Modern Slant
Jane Austen Quilts Inspired By Her Novels
How to Make String Quilts
T-Shirt Quilts

Knitting & Crocheting:
Start to Knit
Kids Knit!: Simple Steps to Nifty Projects
Hip to Knit: 18 Contemporary Projects for Today's Knitter
100 Colorful Granny Squares  to Crochet
Knitting Loves Crochet
Learn to Crochet
Scarf Style 2: Innovative to Traditional, 26 Fresh Designs to Knit
Simple Crocheting

Designer Cross Stitch Projects
Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners
Stitch Savvy
Sew Sunny Homestyle

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Monday, September 22, 2014


Next month the Antemeridian's Book Club will meet to discuss Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler.  This novel tells the story of Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald as both an individual and as the wife of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

For more information on the novel or the author, visit

Already finished with Z?  Try one of the titles listed below.  You can place holds on them by clicking the link to our catalog or by calling the Library.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain: After a small wedding, Hadley and Ernest Hemingway leave for Paris where Hadley makes a life aiding her husband in his career.
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin: Even though she became the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is known by many only as Charles Lindbergh's wife.

Bandbox by Thomas Mallon: A story about the rivalry between two magazines, Bandbox and Cutaway set in the 1920s.

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan: Loving Frank tells the story of a long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The story of wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian: This novel travels between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century.  After Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle, she begins to withdraw into her photography and works at a homeless shelter where she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man who claims to have been a successful photographer who worked with legends such as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan: Horan's novel chronicles the love affair between Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Treasure Island) and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

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Monday, September 15, 2014


I recently finished reading the Boleyn trilogy by Laura Andersen.  This trilogy is an alternate history in which Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn have a male child who becomes king.  If you are a fan of historical fiction and/or alternate histories, I would definitely recommend this series to you.  For more information on alternate histories, check out our previous blog post here.

Have you ever read a book and fell in love with the characters, writing style, or story only to finish it and find that it is a stand alone novel?  The best thing about trilogies, and series in general, is that they allow you to continue visiting your favorite stories and characters.  For a list of some popular trilogies, check out the list below.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

The Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Andersen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Matched by Ally Condie

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Millennium series by Steig Larsson

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

All Souls' Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Abandon by Meg Cabot

His Fair Assassin by Robin La Fevers

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

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Monday, September 8, 2014


Who doesn't like a good fantasy?  With the popularity of television shows like Game of Thrones and movies like The Hobbit, it is nice to remember that these are based off of books.

If you are looking for something to hold you over until the new season of Game of Thrones or the next installment of The Hobbit, try one of the series listed below!

The Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie

The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Thieftaker Chronicles by D.B. Jackson

The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson.

The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.

The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Dark Tower series bye Stephen King

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Murry Family Time Quintet by Madeline L'Engle

Alice series by Lewis Carroll

Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson

These are all available at the Eager Free Public Library.  You can place holds on these items by clicking on the links above or by calling us at 882-2260.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I recently finished Secret Letters by Leah Scheier.  In the novel, Dora travels to London to meet Sherlock Holmes, who just might be her biological father, and ask for his help for her cousin who is being blackmailed.  This is Leah Scheier's first and only novel.  For more information on the book and the author, visit

Many Sherlock Holmes spin-offs exist in both books, movies, and television.  The Library has collections of the original works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as spin-offs.

You can find The Complete Sherlock Holmes as an audiobook or in print format.

We also carry these popular film versions:
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law)
Sherlock - Seasons 1, 2, and 3 (Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman)

And, if you want even more Sherlock Holmes, you can try one of these spin-offs:

The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker
The Traitors' Gate by Avi
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series by Laurie R. King
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
Irene Sendler Series by Carole Nelson Douglas
The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer
Stoker and Holmes Series by Colleen Gleason

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