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Piqua Public Library staff are reading the first chapter of many of our Book Club books. We have large quantities of these books, which can be checked out individually or as sets.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, read by Library Secretary, Beth
Introducing A New Addition to the Piqua Public Library Family
We’d like to introduce you to a new member of the Piqua Public Library family! This lovely wooden horse will be on display with our holiday decorations, “Christmas Creatures from Around the World.”
Book Life: The Joy of Cooking with Your Favorite Literary Characters
Guest Blog Post by Courtney Denning
Research Database of the Week: Transparent Language Online
Planning a trip to Italy to celebrate your anniversary? Collaborating with your Chinese counterparts in your company’s Beijing branch? Just want to brush up that language you studied for four years in school, but somehow can’t seem to remember at all? We’ve got you covered.
Research Database of the Week: Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a one-stop shop for all your reference needs! Let’s look at a few examples.
GVRL is perfect for high school students! For example, if a student is working on a research paper about William Shakespeare. They are only allowed one internet source and need book sources. This is a perfect use of GVRL! The database available via the Internet, but the sources are books. Real, full-text reference books!
Days of Festivities
Guest Blog Post by Deb Achor
The holidays are upon us! Library book return dates reflect the impending holiday hustle!
“Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople From Slavery to Settlement,” explores one of the largest emancipations in American history. Nearly 400 formerly enslaved people journeyed hundreds of miles from Virginia to Ohio. They meant to claim land that was willed to them after they were freed. Upon their arrival to the Miami Valley, they were met with threats of violence. This is only the beginning of their story, which does not end in tragedy. The exhibit consists of nineteen panels and several display cases. Follow the Freedpeople’s history from freedom, their grueling pilgrimage and legal battles to community building in the present day.