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Keep Up With the Latest Digital, Social, and Literary Trends; January 2020

Dec 26, 2019 04:18PM

Book Club: What to Read This Month

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years 

by Julie Andrews
with Emma Walton Hamilton

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

She was the star of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, among other well-known films, and in her second memoir she writes about Hollywood, her rise to fame, and her family life. She also shares the highs and lows of her career and personal life; it’s funny, inspiring, and everything you’d want from Julie Andrews.

The Water Cure

by Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure

A man builds a sanctuary on an island where he lives alone with his wife and three daughters, and there are warnings against anyone else stepping foot there. The daughters have never even seen another man—until their father disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore. What follows is a story of threat, fear, and survival.

The Stranger Inside

by Lisa Unger

The Stranger Inside

Rain Winter was 12 years old when she narrowly escaped an abduction. Her two best friends weren’t as lucky, and she has never let go of the guilt she feels for making it out alive. Their abductor was sent to prison and released years later, only to meet his fate. As more murders happen that have similarities to their abductor’s murder, Rain is drawn into the case and forced to relive the past.

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Hobby Spotlight: Knitting

Looking for a way to decrease stress, keep your mind sharp, and lower your heart rate? Knitting can help. Do you need a new blanket or scarf? Grab some knitting needles and yarn (and maybe a quick lesson) and start stitching! Once you learn, you’ll be giving beautiful, handmade items to your friends and family (or keeping them for yourself). Make new friends by joining a knitting club or find a class to learn everything you need to know.

Knitting Classes:

Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts:

Rumpelstiltskin Yarn Store:

Joann Fabrics and Crafts:

Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop:


Knitting Groups:

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