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January 23, 2019

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What are you reading?

Here's some reading recommendations from Jane Ward

By Darlene Bowers
The Ada Public Library and the Ada Icon have teamed up to share favorite books from readers of all ages all over the region. Now is the perfect time to check out the new library renovation (if you haven’t already) and check out some books. Check the Ada Icon frequently to see who is reading what and grab some ideas for your next reading adventure.

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."

What are you reading?

Anne of Green Gables is on the top of the list for Samantha Valent

By Darlene Bowers
“Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Samantha Valent, Recent ONU Law grad studying for bar exam

Remembering the great War

Four public programs in September at the library

The Ada Public Library and the Ada Historical Society present "Remembering the great War" on Wednesdays in the month of September, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

Retired Professor, Dr. Karl Roider of Louisiana State University, will teach a course on World War I, on four Wednesdays in September as this is the 100th  anniversary of the end of World War I. 

The course will take place from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Ada Public Library's community room and is free to all.  For more information call the Library at 419-634-5246.  All are welcome and the program is free of charge. 

What are you reading?

Some great science ficdtion, for starters

By Darlene Bowers
““Thoughts are ephemeral, they evaporate in the moment they occur, unless they are given action and material form. Wishes and intentions, the same. Meaningless, unless they impel you to one choice or another, some deed or course of action, however insignificant. Thoughts that lead to action can be dangerous. Thoughts that do not, mean less than nothing.”


―Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

Karin Alba, Staff, Ada Public Library

What are you reading?

For Eric Hardesty II it's lots of Sci/Fi

By Darlene Bowers
"“When you mix Science Fiction with Fantasy you don't have a pure genre, the two are, to a professional separate genres. I noticed today there is a tendency to mingle them, and then excuse the result by calling it imaginative fiction. Actually they don't mix well. Science Fiction, to be credible, has to be based on some degree of plausibility, Fantasy gives you no limits at all. Writing Science Fiction demands care on the part of the author, writing Fantasy is as easy as strolling in the park.”

― L. Ron Hubbard, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

What are you reading?

Debbie Engelhardt's list spreads from Amish fiction to Christian fiction

By Darlene Bowers
"Better to stop one paddle short than one too far."
— Suzanne Woods Fisher, A Lancaster County Christmas

Debbie Engelhardt, substitute teacher, 45 year Alger resident

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher is Debbie Engelhardt’s favorite book “It is a good Amish Christmas story,” shares Debbie.