Saturday, January 28, 2017

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

In 2008, when the recession hits, Samantha Kofer watches as her perfect life as a lawyer in one of the best law firms in New York falls apart. She takes a volunteer position in Brady, Virginia at a legal aid clinic in hopes that one day she'll get her job back. Samantha is shocked by the injustices committed by coal companies for profit in this small town of 2,200 people. For the first time in her life, Samantha is practicing real law and helping real people take on the dangerous world of Big Coal.

This book isn't what I usually read. I usually stay away from lawyer-y books because they bore me, but Gray Mountain was different. The realizations that took place while I read this book made me want to run outside and make a difference at this very moment. Although I was disappointed by the end (no spoilers here), it was worth the on-point-plot until that point.

January TAB Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, January 31 from 4-5:30 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings to get started! 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Last Tuesday of each month
College Hill

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Moana is a tale about a girl ("The Chosen One," bet you can't guess the rest of this story), who will travel the wild, blue, oceans, in search of a fallen demigod. There are next to no curveballs in this movie so if you're looking to relax with a chill movie, I recommend this one. If you're looking for adventure and excitement, might I point you in the direction of Fantastic Beasts? Moana is a movie that belongs in the winter time just when people start dreaming of summer. Overall, I give this movie a solid, eh. It's good but it's not OUTSTANDING(!!!).

Monday, January 23, 2017

Family Game and Movie Day

Watch a movie, play card games or checkers, put together a puzzle and enjoy some free popcorn!

Sunday January 29
2-4 pm
College Hill Library

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Outsiders

The Outsiders is a war against the poor kids, or the greasers, against the Socs who are the social rich kids. The Socs sometimes jump the Greasers, and during one of the jumps, someone took things too far. The gang of greasers then need to work together, and try to solve all the problems, espically with the Socs. Will the gang be able to do this, or will they lose?