Archive for May, 2009

Once again, Fayetteville (NC) recognized the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the armed forces with a Field of Honor.  This year 1,300 full-size American flags swept across the lawn of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum during the month of May.

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Airborne and Special Operations Museum; “The Gates” 9-11 Memorial

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Yellow ribbons and tags were attached with the names of service members, sponsored by members of the public. 

Please check out our teen Flickr page for more pictures of the Field of Honor, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and “The Gates” 9-11 Memorial.

The Up and Coming Weekly, News 14 Carolina, The Washington Post, have nice write-ups about the display and the Glory Days celebration.  Those who are interested in sponsoring a flag in 2010 may do so by clicking here.

Happy Memorial Day.  To the men and women, past and present, who have worn the uniform, thank you for your service. 



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Here Lies Arthur

by Philip Reeve

So you think you know the story of King Arthur?  He was a wonderful king, had loads of knights, a great castle and a round table, right?  Wrong!  Here Lies Arthur tells the story of Arthur’s rise to power from a young girl’s point of view.   The story begins as Gwyna becomes Myrddin’s servant boy (yes, servant boy) and follows her thru her teenage years as she watches Arthur’s cruel and vicious rise to power.  This book is a fresh and different take on the traditional Arthurian legend.


Jennifer is a youth services librarian at the North Regional Branch.

Thanks for posting, Jenn!


I really enjoy these types of stories, too.  Some other books you might like to check out:

The Avalon series  by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Grail Quest series by Bernard Cornwell

The Arthur Trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Pendragon Cycle series by Stephen R. Lawhead

Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffery

The Squire’s Tale and The Knight’s Tale series by Gerald Morris

I am Mordred by Nancy Springer 

The Legends of King Arthur series by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson  The Once and Future King by T.H. White

…or go to our catalog and do a basic subject search for “King Arthur.”

Thanks for stopping by!

Read on, read on.



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A league of their own…


“I’d promised Mom I’d have no interest whatsoever in Jason, but I could see now that I’d made a vow that was easier said than done.”- The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorne

Dani and Bird love baseball and are almost seniors in high school.  Life is great, except in the romance department.  Summer is approaching fast which means that the collegiate team will be playing ball in their town.  The players are in need of host houses in which to stay.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet a team of hot older guys.  After their parents agree, the girls get to play ‘hostess’ for the summer.  Bird easily finds a boyfriend but Dani may need help.  She is torn between her house guest and her parent’s rules.  Will Dani find a boyfriend who accepts her for who she really is?

I picked up this book because I was sick of cold and rainy weather.  The author brought the summer feeling out of the book.  The characters are the ‘next door neighbor’ type.  This novel is sure to bring a smile to your lips and a warm, fuzzy feeling to your heart.

Marsha is a youth services librarian at the Cliffdale Branch Library.

Thanks for posting, Marsha!



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