Staff Picks June 2019

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Debbie Macomber’s: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

Liz Braswell’s: As Old as Time

Siobhan Dowd’s: Bog Child

Jason Berry’s: City of a Million Dreams

Leigh Bardugo’s: Crooked Kingdom

Andrew Lane’s: Death Cloud

Tara Westover’s: Educated

Donna Eden’s: Energy Medicine

E.E. Cummings’: Complete Poems

Heidi McLaughlin’s: Finding My Forever

Amanda Quick’s: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Neil Gaiman’s: Good Omens

National Poetry Month


Mooresville Public Library to Offer Poetry Competition

During the months of April and May, Mooresville Public Library will be conducting a poetry competition. Interested participants must be at least 13-years-old. The first part of the competition is a poetry book cover contest that will be held from Monday, April 2 through Monday, April 30. Interested participants should pick up an application, and return it upon completion, along with your original book cover design to the adult services reference desk, located on the library’s main floor.

Throughout the month of April, interested participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops that focus on different genres of poetry. The workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings in April from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Mooresville Public Library. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, 4/4, Free Verse

Wednesday, 4/11, Sonnets

Wednesday, 4/18, Rhyme Scheme

And Wednesday, 4/25, Free Verse Part II

These workshops will give those interested the opportunity to explore and write these different genres of poetry. No experience is necessary, and registration is not required. Interested participants are not required to attend all sessions; you can pick and choose which ones you want to attend.

During the month of May, interested participants can pick up an application, and submit the application, along with your completed poem to the adult services reference desk, located on the library’s main floor. Selected poems will be compiled into a poetry anthology. Visa gift cards will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Winners will also be given a copy of the poetry anthology and given an invitation to the Mooresville Public Library’s Local Author Showcase to be held on Saturday, July 28. Copies of the poetry anthology will be circulated throughout the library and available for the public to check out. Questions? Contact Megan Mosher by phone at 704-663-1062 or via email at

Fake News

by Travis Sherrill, Mooresville Public Libraryfakenewspic

Check about me pages. Checking out the about me page, investigating the authors’ name to consider there credentials in context should be a regular part of the research journey.

Interrogate URLS. We see quite a bit of domain manipulation these days. What is domain manipulation? Domain manipulation is when you have an actual website that has an extra extension on the end of it. For example, what looks like a .edu domain followed by .co or .lo is likely a fake or deceptive site. If you are seeing a slightly variant version of a well known URL, do a little investigating. An example of this would be Of course, the actual website is

Staff Picks for November

I just finished reading, Yankee Town, Southern City by Steven Tripp. It was about the changing social structure and race relations in Lynchburg, Virginia throughout the Civil War period.

-Rachel V

I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; it was amazing.

-Serena S.

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline

-Kerrie C.

PawPaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore. Andrew Moore did a wonderful job of research for this book, but he never fails to stray from the wonder and lust that captures him in the first place upon discovery of the Native American fruit.

-Jenneffer S.