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Discovering more at your Clear Creek County Library

Posted 2/24/21

February staff book pick This month’s book recommendation is by team member Ranee Weldy, who recommends The Paradise Series by Elin Hildenbrand — “Winter in Paradise,” “What Happens in …

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Check it out!

Discovering more at your Clear Creek County Library

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February staff book pick

This month’s book recommendation is by team member Ranee Weldy, who recommends The Paradise Series by Elin Hildenbrand — “Winter in Paradise,” “What Happens in Paradise” and “Troubles in Paradise.”

The genre is fiction, mysterious romance.

Following her husband’s shocking death in the Caribbean, protagonist Irene Steele travels to St. John and discovers that her beloved better half was living a secret double life.

“I really liked the characters … and, of course, the setting in the Caribbean in the midst of winter,” Weldy says. “You not only get to unfold the mystery, but you also get to know the people in the storyline. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!”

An excerpt: “The gossip recently has been as juicy as a papaya, one that gives just slightly under our fingertips and is fragrant on the inhale, the inside a brilliant coral color, bursting with seeds like so many ebony beads. If you don’t fancy papaya, think of a mango as we crosshatch the ripe flesh of the cheeks with a sharp knife or a freshly picked pineapple from the fertile fields of St. Croix, deep gold, its chunks sweeter than candy. Like these island fruits, the talk around here is irresistible.” - “Troubles in Paradise,” p. 1

Find the Paradise series (and tens of thousands of other great stories) at your Clear Creek County libraries! Check out books, movies, laptops, hotspots, Kindles, and more. Visit www.cccld.org or call your Clear Creek County library to explore our collection and request items.

Do you have the Libby app? Download the Libby App by Overdrive to your smart device to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks, available for checkout with your library card. Visit cccld.org/library-resources/ and click on the Overdrive/Libby icon to get started.

Library availability

Curbside pick-up hours for the library are:

Monday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday * 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday * 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Are you ready to get back in the branches for library services by appointment? Or do you need library materials, but are unable to leave your home? Call us:

Idaho Springs Public Library * 303-567-2020

John Tomay Memorial Library * 303-569-2620

Email printcccld@gmail.com or call your Clear Creek County Library branch to request prints, copies, and faxes.

Community-wide Read

Please join CCCLD and Clear Creek School District for our first Community-wide Read, featuring Jacqueline Woodson’s acclaimed memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming.” To learn more and reserve your book, please visit cccld.org/community-read-2021/

All-ages Juvenile Fiction Book Group - March 31, 4 p.m., “Brown Girl Dreaming”

All-ages Young Adult Book Group - March 24, 5:30 p.m., “All American Boys”

Idaho Springs Book Group - March 8, 4 p.m., Poetry Discussion

Georgetown Book Group - March 18, 3 p.m., “Before and After” by Lisa Wingate

Virtual creativity

Get creative with our monthly craft activities!

Youth Craft Club - March 9, 5:30 p.m., Paracord Bracelets

Crafternoon - March 12, 4 p.m., Shamrock Crowns

Virtual Creative Connection (Adult Craft) - March 18, 5:30 p.m., Macrame Keychains

Virtual Storytime with Miss Honeybun - Find new storytimes on Facebook every Wednesday morning and Thursday evening.

Homeschool Collective - Take-home pan pipe activity kits.

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