Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Books for the Dog Days of Summer

Just in time for National Dog Day on Monday, August 26th, check out one of these reads!

In case you were wondering, the phrase “dog days of summer” refers to the position of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.  It is one of the stars in the constellation Canis Major, or “the Big Dog.” It rises and sets with the sun in the summer, and the ancient Romans believed its heat added to the heat of the sun. Even though we now know that the extra-sultry weather is not due to added radiation from a distant star, but due to the earth’s tilt, we still use the phrase to refer to this time of year.

And for you sensitive dog people out there (like some of our library staff), here is a website that will tell you whether the dog dies in many books, movies, and TV shows.

You know, so you can brace yourself.

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New books list updated – Aug 2, 2019

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED August 2, 2019

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NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
NAME # OF RECORDS
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 115
1 New Non Fiction 160
3 All New Materials 368

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Got a Bumper Crop? We can help with that.

It’s that time of year again, when your garden is exploding with produce! So. Many. Zucchini. Cherry tomatoes for days! You can take it to the office or put it in a “free” box on your driveway.

Or you could preserve it so, when you are dying for something tasty, you can enjoy your harvest all winter long.

 

 

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Travel: Weird and Off-the-Beaten-Path

If you are tired of the typical weekend trip to tourist traps, then you might want to take a look at our collection of weird and off-the-beaten-path travel guides.

The Mothman! The World’s Largest Prairie Dog! The Mystery Hole! The Andy Warhol Museum!  Go get ’em!

 

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