13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. (Read more...)
A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.
13 Hours sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. This riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 Hours is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book; but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men, and what they accomplished, is unforgettable.
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers. (Read more...)
In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful (and very awkward) hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear (sometimes things she shouldn't) but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become
El Deafo, Listener for All. More importantly, she is finally able to declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she has longed for.
When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed. (Read more...)
King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron brotherband. One assassination attempt on his daughter Cassandra was foiled, but the would-be killers are from the deadly Scorpion cult, and they won't be satisfied until they have completed their task.
The Herons team up with Ranger Gilan to track the killers across the deserts of Arrida and infiltrate their mountain lair, but the Scorpion assassins are not the only threat the brotherband will face. A seaside battle is looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight.
With their forces split between searing land and treacherous seas, can the brotherband complete their mission before the killers find their royal target?
Living Historyperformances. (Read More.)Hammontree will become Andrew Carnegie, the man who funded over 3000 libraries. Get a taste of Carnegie's life and learn how he became one of the 20th century's most famous philanthropists. This event is free, but registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Mon, Apr 13th at 7pm.