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New books for the week of February 29, 2020


Book cover of "The Witches"by Stacie Schiff"The Witches"
by Stacie Schiff

On February 29, 1692 the first people were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Check out this book and find out how suspicion, betrayal and hysteria led to the trials and ultimate deaths of 19 innocent people.


Book cover of "The Path Between the Seas"by David McCullough"The Path Between the Seas"
by David McCullough

On February 29, 1904 Theodore Roosevelt appointed the Panama Canal Commission. This National Book Award winning epic chronicles the creation of the Panama Canal, a bold and brilliant engineering feat filled with both tragedy and triumph.


book cover of "Gone with the Wind"by Margaret Mitchell"Gone with the Wind"
by Margaret Mitchell

On February 29, 1940 Hattie McDaniel became the first African American woman to win an Oscar. Not only is this book and epic love story set against the backdrop of the civil war but it is also a Pulitzer Prize winning book that has been translated into 25 languages with over 28 million copies sold. It truly is a classic.


Downloadable ebooks and Audiobooks

The library has just added hundreds of new titles! Everything from crafting to cooking to children’s books can be found on our website  Just go to our downloadable ebook and audiobook page and click on the link.


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