Book review

Somewhere over the rainbow, Dorothy is a dictator.

April 10, 2016
Somewhere over the rainbow, Dorothy is a dictator.

By Kay Brennan, Hesperia Community Library Director. Most people have watched the “Wizard of Oz” movie and some may have read the book by Frank L. Baum. You might remember Judy Garland as Dorothy and her great pals: the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. They met the wizard, killed the Wicked Witch and with the help of Dorothy’s…

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‘Under the Radar: Michigan’ features Silver Lake

May 30, 2015
‘Under the Radar: Michigan’ features Silver Lake

A Review by Kay Brennan. Hesperia Community Library Director. Are you Interested in travel in your own beautiful state? “Under the Radar: Michigan” is the show for you. This is a PBS series of 30-minute shows now available on DVD and includes a book of information about each program. Host Tom Daldin explores big towns and small from Ann Arbor…

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Happy Earth Day! Get your garden growing with these 2 titles

April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day! Get your garden growing with these 2 titles

A Book Review By Kay Brennan. Hesperia Community Library Director. Some of you might have started to order seeds for the garden; others may already have the seeds. Then, there are those of us who are still looking for a little advice or maybe some different ideas about using compost. Joe Lamp’l is the perfect author for advice. Here are…

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Book review: Kelly Barnhill’s ‘The Witch’s Boy’

April 11, 2015
Book review: Kelly Barnhill’s ‘The Witch’s Boy’

By Kay Brennan. Hesperia Community Library Director. This is a story perfect for any age but written for upper elementary readers. Ned was a little boy when he and his identical twin built a raft to sail to the ocean. The raft tips and only Ned was rescued. Ned and his parents live in a small village, and his mother…

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Book review: ‘Skink No Surrender’

April 4, 2015
Book review: ‘Skink No Surrender’

By Kay Brennan. Hesperia Community Library Director. Earth Day is April 22, so it might be time to read something that helps us remember how our actions affect our ecosystem. Carl Hiaasen writes adult and teen novels set in Florida, and this is one of his recent books for teens. His work gives readers an interesting perspective on Florida wildlife.…

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