It has been quite a while since I last posted. The library has been undergoing some major improvements. We were closed the first two weeks of March to put in new flooring. It was a big job, but it is finished, so please come and see the new look. Currently, we are having the outside painted. Finally, we hope to have the memory lab operational quite soon. It is almost there, and for those of you who have put your name on the list, I haven’t forgotten and will call you as soon as it is ready.
Finally, I just have a couple of tidbits for those of you who are readers. In this month’s copy of Book Page, which you can obtain from the Duncan Public Library, there is a new cozy mystery series reviewed that is their top pick. Now, I bring this up because it involves genealogy! It is the first in a series by author S.C. Perkins, Murder Once Removed. It features a genealogist, Lucy Lancaster, who is researching a murder in the 1800’s which has implications for the present. The reviewer chose it as a top pick. Now, I read almost anything so I get a little jaded, but this new mystery series really excites me. Plus, it is set in Austin, TX, it’s so just down the road from us. I just wanted to share this with all of you. I love cozy mysteries and this is on my “to-be-read” list. One of my favorite series which the Duncan library obtained all of is Julie Mulhern’s Country Club Murder series. There are eight in the series so far and they are funny and light and the characters are well-defined. Give it a try. Oh and one more to try for historical purposes is the Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal. They are set in WWII England and anyone who likes Downton Abbey would enjoy these.
I know I veered off topic, but genealogy and reading go hand in hand, so I wanted to pass along something that would be a way to relax when you have hit that wall in your research. Remember to always ask questions if you need, I am here to help!