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LitHop Fresno 2017

IN THE April 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


On April 29 LitHop Fresno will be taking place. We took a moment to chat with this year’s LitHop director Juan Luis Guzman about this unique literary event-he is tasked with organizing the event and the planning committee. Fresno’s second Poet Laureate Lee Herrick was the founder of LitHop.

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Tower Free Library

IN THE November 19 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



When e-readers became popular and affordable, nay-sayers predicted a ghastly death for public libraries and printed books. However, like the Y2K chaos and numerous forecasts of the end of the world, this has not come to pass. And while many libraries have upgraded their services to meet the needs of 21st century patrons, there is one grass-roots library system in Fresno that has done the opposite.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In June I went to my first VidCon in Anaheim and it was amazing! For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s kind of like an online content convention–some people call it a YouTube convention, but there’s so much more out there now than just YouTube.

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by Mallory Moad




“Moooooommmmmmmmmmm, I’m boooored!” This is the dark side of summer vacation, a result of the sudden lack of structured activity. Another unfortunate aspect is the negative effect a limited amount of mental stimulation for nine weeks can have on a kid’s achievement in school. Have no fear, Moms and Dads, the Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) has your back with the Summer Reading Challenge.

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Blind Date with a Book

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andCommunity,
andMallory Moad
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by Mallory Moad



Imagine tables filled with over 200 books! Wait – these books are mysteriously wrapped in brown paper, identified only by a label which describes key plot elements. Do you feel lucky? You carefully choose one or more, if you’re in an adventurous mood. When you get home and remove that discreet cover to reveal its true identity, will your selection be a total loser or will it rock your world? Welcome to Blind Date with a Book, part used book sale, part library, part guessing game and one hundred percent fun!

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Ink and Bone By Rachel Caine

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFantasy & Fangs
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by Cynthia Chow




In the year 2031, the Great Library of Alexandria exists as the only legal repository for original books in the world. To own a book is to risk death; the library enforces its proclamations with the ruthless Garda who conduct raids without mercy. Even personal journals are ultimately owned by the library, as the Doctrine of Mirroring allows rare Obscurists to recreate every book in print to be housed within the library.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Are you looking for something fun and challenging to do during this sizzling summer? Check out all the cool activities going on at the Fresno County Library. With one simple click on www.fresnolibrarysrp.org, summertime fun will be at your fingertips!

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Library For London Project

IN THE August 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCommunity,
andKathy Eide Casas
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by Kathy Eide Casas



There is simply no better way to describe Robert Isquierdo, Jr. and the Ambassadors for the Library for London Project, than as that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who really are going to change the world. In fact, they’ve already begun! Their first project of change is underway in a big way in the tiny community of London, California.

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Have Fun At The Reedley Library

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for fun free things to do, there’s nothing better than the library. Reedley library has several fun things going on right now.

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by Kay Kendall



The year 2013 burst like a supernova upon the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in California. This year, not only did Mysterious Galaxy win the 2013 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America on May 8, but three days later, it celebrated its twentieth anniversary!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun selection of food related mysteries from Penguin, and one mystery that also has an animal rescue aspect. We have If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion By Paige Shelton, Do or Diner: A Comfort Food Mystery By Christine Wenger, One Dead Cookie: A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery By Virginia Lowell and Rubbed Out: A Memphis BBQ Mystery By Riley Adams.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur




The city of Tunfair in Glen Cook’s Wicked Bronze Ambition doesn’t exist–it can’t! There are sorceresses, rat-people, the semi-ogrish, dead creatures that are too busy to be dead and some humans who are just human.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Melina is a Messenger: an envoy for vampires, the Western Union of the werewolves and a go-between for ghosts, all because of those few minutes she was dead when she was three years old. She senses paranormal creatures and she asks questions, which puts her in the middle of some pricklish mysteries.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



What’s a pretty Latina supposed to do when her skin turns gray and breaks open in gooey sores that don’t heal (I mean, she’s had breakouts before, but this is FIERCE!)? She can’t eat her favorite foods, and she has a wandering eye (Like, of course, she likes guys, but—REALLY—one eye keeps going off in other directions!)

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